My Response to The Beloved’s Call

You are the perfume on my skin.
You are the stars in my night’s sky.
You are the fallen leaves that crunch beneath my feet.
You are the crimson and gold and fuscia in the sunset.
You are the sweet fragrance spraying from the ocean’s waves.
You are the softness of a kitten’s fur.
You are the ache in the pit of my stomach for my Lover.

You teach me.
You console me.
How delightful you are to me in all your ways.

Author: Benita A. Esposito
10/5/2004.  I wrote this poem while I suffered through my 3-year Dark Night of the Soul, searching for the truth of my identity. The Sacred Beloved writings led me to my Authentic Self who rests in the sweetness of spiritual intimacy with Jesus, Holy Spirit, and Father God.
Copyright 2004, all right reserved.The Esposito Institute, Inc.

The Beloved’s Call

I’ve been waiting for you for lifetimes to come to me.
I’ve watched you in pain and suffering, in agony.

Let me show you exquisite ecstasy.
Let me lift you to heights unknown.
Fly with me into new realities.
Come to me.

I am your heart, your soul, your spirit.
Come dance with me.
Come to me.

You’ve heard me in the roar of ocean waves.
You’ve seen me in that lake serene.
I am your one eternal candle flame.
Come to me.

I wait.
I wait.
When you forget to remember,
I wait.
With wings to enfold you,
I wait.

My love will burn forever bright for you.
How long must I wait?
I want you and you want me.
I bask in the freedom of our mastery.
Come to me.

I wait.
I wait.
When you forget to remember
I wait.
With wings to enfold you
I wait.

Author: Benita A. Esposito, MA, LPC

I wrote this poem during my three-year Dark Night of the Soul, the most difficult periods of my life. I came to realize that my most important task was to create greater spiritual intimacy, and thus were born a series of dialogues between my personality self and the Holy Spirit, whom I affectionately refer to as My Sacred Inner Beloved.

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Copyright 2004. All rights reserved. The Esposito Institute, Inc.