,,a woman’s question,,

Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
Ever made by the hand above?
A woman’s heart, and a woman’s life–
And a woman’s wonderful love.

Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing
As a child might ask for a toy?
Demanding what others have died to win
With the reckless dash of a boy.

You have written my lesson of duty out,
Manlike, you have questioned me.
Now stand at the bars of my woman’s soul
Until I shall question thee.

You require your mutton shall always be hot,
Your socks and your shirt be whole;
I require your heart be as true as God’s stars
And as pure as His heaven your soul.

You require a cook for your mutton and beef,
I require a far greater thing;
A seamstress you’re wanting for socks and shirts—
I look for a man and a king.

A king for the beautiful realm called Home,
And a man that his Maker, God,
Shall look upon as he did on the first
And say: “It is very good.”

I am fair and young, but the rose may fade
From this soft young cheeck one day;
Will you love me then, ‘mid the falling leaves
As you did ‘mong the blossoms of May?

Is your heart an ocean so strong and true,
I may launch my all on its tide?
A loving woman finds heaven or hell
On the day she is made a bride.

I require all things that are grand and true,
All things that a man should be;
If you give this all, I would stake my life
To be all you demand of me.

If you cannot be this, a laundress and cook
You can hire and little to pay;
But a woman’s heart and a woman’s life
Are not to be won that way.

Lena Lathrop

That poetry is one of the best shot dalam buku I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Yap, buku yang udah beberapa minggu ini berdiam di bawah bantal gw, akhirnya kelar juga gw baca. Buku ini nunjukin ke kita makna dari mempercayakan kehidupan cinta kita kepada Tuhan. Joshua Harris (the writer) shares kisah-kisahnya bahwa dengan menghentikan dating, kita akan menemukan bahwa Tuhan mempunyai sesuatu yang lebih baik, suatu kehidupan yang penuh dengan cinta yang tulus, dan kondisi lajang yang punya tujuan.
Hmm, walopun sulit dibayangkan, one day gw akan menceritakan kepada anak-anak cerita tentang kehidupan gw saat ini. Bukan cuma gw sh, kita semua akan memiliki sebuah kisah untuk diceritakan. So, bagaimana kita akan memberi respon ketika suatu hari nanti kita memandang ke belakang kepada kisah cinta kita? akankah cerita itu membawa air mata kebahagiaan atau air mata penyesalan yang mendalam? Akankah cerita itu akan mengingatkan kita akan kebaikan Allah atau kurangnya iman kita atas kebaikan Allah? Akankah kisah itu menjadi sebuah cerita tentang kesucian, iman, cinta yang tidak mementingkan diri sendiri? Atau akankah kisah itu menjadi cerita tentang ketidaksabaran, keegoisan, dan kompromi? Well, that’s your choice guys… my advice, choose it wisely.. πŸ™‚


2 thoughts on “,,a woman’s question,,

  1. I just read your blog ndhy,
    two thumbs up. ^_^
    You shared your mind,,,your values,,,your life
    Wonderful sist
    Keep writing in this blog
    Let God works on you in giving hope for others by your words

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