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GESTURE, by            
First Line: My arms were always quiet
Last Line: Like arms upon a cross.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shearer, Harold H., Mrs.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings; Worship


My arms were always quiet,
Close and never freed,
I was furled like a banner,
Enfolded like a seed.

I thought, when Love shall strike me,
Each arm will start and spring,
Unloosen like a petal,
And open like a wing.

Oh Love -- my arms are lifted,
But not to sway and toss,
They strain out wide and wounded
Like arms upon a cross.





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