Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A PRODIGAL, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON



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First Line: My heart forgot its god for love of you
Last Line: Back to my god I go.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Forgiveness; God; Love; Clemency


MY HEART forgot its God for love of you,
And you forgot me, other loves to learn;
Now through a wilderness of thorn and rue
Back to my God I turn.

And just because my God forgets the past,
And in forgetting does not ask to know
Why I once left His arms for yours, at last
Back to my God I go.





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