© 1997 Barbara Goodjoin All Rights Reserved

I found him whom my soul loveth; I held him and would not let him go. My beloved is mine and I am his. I am my beloveds, and he is mine. Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave.

                                                                                                                         Excerpts from Song of Solomon

My heart is open, my mind is free. One thing in the world would
make my life complete: That would be to love the one man who can
give and receive unconditional love.
Love—that contains no ifs, ands, or buts.
Love—that is an open hand that can wait to be filled; yet, not
be unfulfilled if the wait is longer than expected.
Love—that smolders like an undying ember, when the fire
is almost gone.

Yes! When I look into your eyes, I can see my soul reflected;
I can feel your spirit rise!
Yes! When I see you at a distance—I smile—When I see you
look my way.

When you tell me, you love me—I know I am your queen.
When you tell me, you need me—I know my presence is desired.
When you tell me, you love me—I know!

Place your hand in mine. Place your lips upon mine. Rest your head
upon my shoulder, so that we may grow together as one.
Our home shall be beneath the trees, and together—we shall look to
Heaven and smile because God has smiled upon us.