Eden

Oh Beloved, for this one, you broke the laws.
You took the scriptures from their holy place,
And hid them where I could not see,
Knowing their strictures would break my Heart.

Never have you whispered, “You must. You should.”
Never have You held Your Heart from mine,
Until such time as I became “worthy” or accrued “merit”.
You have Loved me, Always, simply because I Am.

I am your shattered cup, and yet…
You pour Yourself into me, until I overflow,
I am Your Lawless rebel, and yet…
You Free me, with every Heartbeat.

There was for me but one Hell,
That You would Love me “because,”
That You Love me “if”,
That You would Love me “when”.

There was for me but one Hell,
That You would require of me a ransom,
For the Fulfillment of my Heart's Desire,
The Kingdom of Heaven held hostage.

There is for me but one Heaven,
That as I and all creation am a part of You,
You have become a part of me,
And Shining Here, Illumine my Heart.

There is for me but one Heaven,
That Your Reveling in the Tavern of my Soul,
Has turned the water of my existence, to Wine,
Sipping which… more simply appears.

There is for me but one Heaven,
That the Healing and Benediction,
Flowing from Your Presence in this body,
Has raised the Lazarus of my Soul to New Life.

There is for me but one Heaven,
That the Rains of Grace, Showering,
Have transformed the desert that I was,
Into the Secret Garden that You Are.

My Heart has become Eden.