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  Time to Heal
by Richard Lee Orey
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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God answers righteous prayers, of that he's come to know



                                                                                             My dear friend has lost his heart to a young woman struggling to overcome 
                                                                                             the tragedy of a past abusive relationship and to open her heart with 
                                                                                             trust to a new man offering the hope and promise of an enduring love.

                                                                                             They both are in my thoughts and prayers.


                                                 Time to Heal

                                                                                                     (Authored and Recited  
                                                                                                     by Richard Lee Orey)



                                                                                                 Abuse and no respect
                                                                                                 Drove both so wide apart
                                                                                                 The hurt of losing love
                                                                                                 Wounding deep her aching heart

                                                                                                  Her loving soul had suffered much
                                                                                                  With abuse and stress and hurt
                                                                                                  And reached a sure finality
                                                                                                  Her ex treating her like dirt

                                                                                                  A new man brought his friendship
                                                                                                  That grew in strength in years
                                                                                                  And blossomed into love
                                                                                                  Through the ache and pain of tears

                                                                                                  He stepped into the loving role
                                                                                                  Of a kind and caring friend
                                                                                                  To help her face the pain and sorrow 
                                                                                                  Of a bitter, bitter end

                                                                                                  As friends, her life was open
                                                                                                 To his caring for her fears
                                                                                                 He wanted only to hold her hand
                                                                                                 And to help her catch her tears

                                                                                                  She asked for time to heal
                                                                                                  And to overcome the past
                                                                                                  He learned humility and patience 
                                                                                                  For nothing big comes fast

                                                                                                 He learned to give her time and space
                                                                                                 And to let her bruised heart know
                                                                                                 That his care and understanding
                                                                                                 Would help their love to grow

                                                                                                  God answers righteous prayers
                                                                                                 Of that he's come to know 
                                                                                                 A time to heal is all she needs
                                                                                                 His love will make it grow.

                                                                                                 They're taking time and spending days 
                                                                                                 In sharing things they do
                                                                                                 Praying for guidance in their ways
                                                                                                 And waiting for a healing cue

                                                                                                A sure and enduring love needs time
                                                                                                To send its roots in deep
                                                                                                 He prays for God to heal her heart
                                                                                                Each night as he goes to sleep

                                                                                                 He knows for sure their days will come
                                                                                                God's put that in his mind
                                                                                                 It's a treasure that sits awaiting
                                                                                                For only them to find

                                                                                                God answers righteous prayers
                                                                                                Of that he's come to know 
                                                                                                 A time to heal is all she needs
                                                                                                His love will make it grow.

                                                                                                 Friendship grows to enduring love
                                                                                                With patience and due care
                                                                                                 And time to heal will change it all
                                                                                                God knows it's only fair

                                                                                                And so he prays once more
                                                                                                For the healing of her heart
                                                                                                 And looks across the distance
                                                                                                 And sees they'll never part

                                                                                                God answers righteous prayers
                                                                                                Of that he's come to know 
                                                                                                A time to heal is all she needs
                                                                                                His love will make it grow.

                                                                                                Yes, a time to heal is all she needs
                                                                                                 His love will make it grow

                                                                                                 Richard Lee Orey
                                                                                                 Copyright 2012



                                                           If this poem struck a responsive chord for you or for someone you know, 
                                                           I invite you to see my Poetry:    Begin Again, Ab Initio
                                                           And my Article:  Life After Love



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Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 1/31/2012
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 1/28/2012
Yes, Richard, I believe the fervent effectual prayer of a righteous person can accomplish great things. Good poem.

Be well and at peace with all who come your way.

Reviewed by Micki Peluso 1/27/2012
Richard, Your timing was flawless once again. My favorite young niece, a lovely girl, so happy, someone who delighted in helping others, took her own life this past week. Your words are helping my grieving heart.

Thank you, Micki
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 1/27/2012
A very caring and emotional piece of writing. This is a difficult journey for the couple, but these journey's are what help us to grow..and discover the heart one another..I send love and prayers for their journey...
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 1/26/2012
Richard, your muse has returned in full poetic grace. I remember early in our friendship when you made a statement to the effect that you weren't much into writing poetry, but WOW, that sure has changed. You're on fire with these personal accounts of emotional lives in challenge. This is another great poem. It's wonderful to see such writing motivation.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/25/2012
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