Where Have You Been?

At the time, it seemed horrific,
But looking back now…

I cherish the day I failed,
Inadequate, Incapable,

The day I was Defeated,
Utterly, Completely,

The day I abandoned forever,
All hope of victory,

And Surrendered,
Falling where I stood,

Only to find…
In the ashes of Catastrophe,

The face of The Beloved,
And Her Beautiful Voice, sighing…

“Where have you been?
I've been waiting.”