The costliest thing-(A womans’ heart)

The following piece is from the book ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ by Joshua Harris.

It is during this season of love that many people propose;

see how powerful this poem is ……..  

Are you ready, does your mate really know what he is getting into?  

A Woman’s Question

By Lena Lathrop.

 Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing

Ever made by the Hand above?

A woman’s heart, and a woman’s life-And a woman’s wonderful love.

 Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing

As a child might ask for a toy?

Demanding what others have died to win

With the reckless dash of a boy. 

You have written my lesson of duty out

Manlike you have questioned me

Now stand at the bars of my woman’s soul

Until I shall question thee

You require your mutton shall always be hot

Your socks and your shirt be whole

I require your heart be true as God’s stars

And as pure as his heaven your soul 

You require a cook for your mutton and beef

I require a far greater thing

A seamstress you’re wanting for socks and shirts

I look for a man and a king 

A king for the beautiful realm called home

And a man that his Maker God

Shall look upon as he did on the first

And say; “It is very good.” 

I am fair and young, but the rose may fade

From this soft young cheek one day

Will you love me then ‘mid the falling leaves

As you did ‘mong the blossoms of May? 

Is your heart an ocean so strong and true

I may launch my all on its tide?

A loving woman finds heaven and hell

On the day she is made a bride 

I require all things that are grand and true

All things that a man should be

If you give this all, I would stake my life

To be all you demand of me

If you cannot be this; a laundress and cook

You can hire and little to pay

But a woman’s heart and a woman’s life

Are not to be won this way.  

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3 Responses to “The costliest thing-(A womans’ heart)”

  1. Kuntaali Says:

    GIRL ITS KUNTA ALI,YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME WONDER,SUCH BEAUTY ABOUT YOUR EVERYTHING

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  2. Cris Jesse Says:

    Thanks for posting this, I was looking for this poem. I pray all men will recognize the truth in this!

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  3. Kunta Ali,now JU-BAH'L Says:

    HEY EUDIAH,I WAS HERE.WAS JUST IDLING AROUND BUT MY FEET BROUGHT ME HERE…GLAD I STOPPED BY

    Like

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