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Poem by Shelley: How Long Has This Been Going On?

I knew I hated opera, so I never went.
Until my voice coach said to go and so I was sent.
I was enthralled, enchanted
At the quality of song.
I shook my head and asked, “How long
Has this been going on?”

I’m used to pointing fingers
For I figure that I know
How things should be appropriate- labeled ‘Just so’.
Then I realized there were three that pointed to my own distortion.
I shook my head and asked, “How long
Has this been going on?”

We’re on our ‘Heroes Journey’ to go out and come back home.
As prodigals our strength is spent in walking all alone.
In Despair our voices cry, “Oh, God, Where is your arm?”
And deep inside His calm reply, “I’ve never left, My son.”
We shake our heads and wonder, “How long
Has this been going on?”

Our destiny is certain and It’s always Now.
Our home is with our Father, and this I would avow.
The programs of this world have hid the truth with care.
But God’s song of love has wooed me home, no longer to despair.
No longer do I wonder, or shake my head, “How long?”
For entering His portals, I now join in the song.