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All Alone on Valentine’s Day (Poem)

Everywhere I walk, red and pink hearts I see,
People walking hand-in-hand, but what about me?

I was created with purpose and one of them was to love.
It’s one of the greatest gifts from heaven above.

Within life’s long winding journey, love often has a path of its own,
And so often that path will make us walk through the unknown.

Is my love hiding behind a rock or a tree?
Is she trying just as hard to find me?

Like a lion, we often stalk love like prey,
Hoping to pounce on it when it comes our way.

But as I sit here, maybe it is simpler than I originally thought,
Maybe true love is something that doesn’t need to be sought.

Just maybe I should focus more on me and my relationship with Him,
The Great Matchmaker who can make our lives shine like a sparkling gem.

Just like God created a helpmate named Eve,
Maybe the same will happen if I just believe.

So often we miss things when we hastily look,
Instead we must focus on God and what He says in His Book.

If “love is patient”, then shouldn’t I be as well?
If “love is kind”, then shouldn’t kindness within me dwell?

I think love’s answer will always be near to us even when we can’t see,
Rejoicing in what makes love blossom is what will set our hearts free.

Our Lord knows our needs and one of them is always love,
And He knows that special someone who will fit us like a glove.

So as I sit here, I realize that I may be alone on this Valentine’s Day,
Still I know that love exists within my life in a very special way.

God is love, and exists within my heart,
So I believe this is where my search should start.

I will delight in Christ each and every day,
And He will bring the desires of my heart my way.

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

What do you believe to be the greatest challenges to finding love? How can you delight in the Lord to overcome those challenges?

About Joel Bauer

Joel Bauer
Joel M. Bauer is a 43-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Four Oaks, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

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4 comments

  1. Cora

    Love is in your writing. It was very inspirational. You have a gift for poetry that gives us a greater way of looking at life. Thanks. I love you. Mom

  2. Very nice Joel. Always love your poetry. Glad to see another well-crafted offering. Thanx for sharing!

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