Just a Taste

Just a hint of happiness
Just a taste of life
Hungry for the memories
Of honeymoon and wife.

A midnight kiss, A flowery stroll
Too few and far apart;
Too many sorrows in between
To satisfy the heart.

Romantic interludes all too few
Regaled in verse and song
In hungers oft for more of all
The things for which we long.

Just a hint of happier times
Of love and fantasy
Just a taste of dreams fulfilled
Too old, too soon, … too me.

But hope is born in darkest nights.
Longings and dreams are one.
And should not God give just a hint
Of better things to come?

The longings of the soul are real
Love’s cravings will not die.
It is the plan of providence,
Designed for the by and by.

Just a taste of heaven’s wealth
The Spirit’s arrabon*
There must be more; death cannot mean
All spent, all done, all gone.

This life indeed adds just a hint
A taste of heavenly things
A taste of love, of dreams fulfilled
The song the lover sings.

Let patience calm my longing soul
I cannot be in haste
Content to say as well I know
This life is just a taste.

written 2017


* On the word “arrabon”: “He has also sealed us and given us the Spirit as a down payment [an arrabon] in our hearts.” 2 Corinthians 1:22 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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