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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Foreign Language (12/09/10)

TITLE: You Are Speaking A Language I Donít Understand
By Justina Page


I wake in the morning to a sun shining bright
Determined by faith to give my marriage a fight
Iím bombarded by hurtful memories form the past night
How the conversation took place but didnít end right
The distance I feel is far as heaven is from land
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

You say that you love me and that your heart is mine
Weíve been in love for years and everythingís fine
Yet thereís no more time to date, flirt or dine
Our communication is nonexistent itís time to draw the line
I need clarification an established plan
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

Whatís on your mind is a mystery to me
If I could share my thoughts my soul would be free
I am opening my heart in hope you will see
I donít want to give up and just let things be
I want to submit but I need a clear command
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

The compliments are gone the smiles are erased
Our alone time is shattered and our visions replaced
By sharp sarcastic words that make me feel abased
How can you be content in this disturbing place
Stand with me and fight please take hold of my hand
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

I remember the intimacy the sweet tender touch
How without saying a single word you loved me so much
Now weíre using work and children as a crutch
Youíre speaking Latin and Iím speaking Dutch
Our wires are crossed and have gotten out of hand
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

Now I am unsure my esteem worn by fear
Wounded in heart and on the verge of tears
Grappling to find my way back to the lovable years
When you were my beau and I was your dear
But love is the one thing that I canít demand
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

The relationship is in a downward regression
Headed toward ruin and soon after depression
What we need is a spiritual counseling session
From those who have been here and have mastered the lesson
Who know when to back off and when to take a stand
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

Iím desperate to have things as they were before
This feeling of despair Iím determined to ignore
The distance and apathy has an evil core
Youíre okay with less and Iím seeking for more
Thereís no truth to my feelings you say not a strand
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

So now I must wage the warfare alone down on my knee
Take my burdens to the Lord the one who can see
The depths of my heart and the pain of my plea
And the words that I want you to plainly tell me
Iíll build on the rock and not on the sand
You are speaking a language I DONíT UNDERSTAND

As God cleans our hearts and establish our ways
Weíll find our way back to the wonderful days
Weíll study and love and laugh and pray
Our love was from above and thatís where it should lay
Weíre a match made from heaven a peculiar brand
Letís speak the language of love WE BOTH UNDERSTAND

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Leonie Stanley12/16/10
I felt the sadness in this. Enjoyed the read.
Philip Barrington12/17/10
A dual emotion Sad but one can rely on Him. The Lord understands.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/17/10
Wow I feel like you've been listening to some of the thoughts bobbing around on my head! You really nailed it right on! Beautifully done!
Lynn Moses12/17/10
I thought you did a great job on this. I too have some similar struggles and could completely identify. You put the emotion into words perfectly. Thanks for sharing.
Verna Mull 12/22/10
I feel this was a tremendous job of describing the struggles of adjustment in marriage, and the heartcry of the heart. God is unquestionably the answer. I love rhyming poems like this and it spoke volumns.
Patsy Hallum12/23/10
How true! You put in print the thoughts of a lot of women. Did a great job. Congratulations on HC. I did notice one typo.;o)