The prison I'm in separates me from my beloved. Just the simple affections of walking an talking are lost to me. Looking into the eyes of my beloved, knowing them as I am known, letting their affection spawn reciprocal affection within me. What evil has robbed me? No kisses, no praises, no glances upon your beauty. Just your face alone is a brilliant gem. To taste you, to hold you, to see your smile. My ears long for your loving words and the truth between us. I'm surrounded by lust, insults, ugliness, hatred, and evil. No comfort without you. All my earthly possessions even when they were great pale in just your shadow. I need you, desire you, can't live without you. I don't know who I am without you. Not only is my love lost but I am lost without my lover. What is life outside our love relationship? It's like a fiction, a nightmare, with fear and trouble on every side. My soul pants after thee like a deer pants after the water. I exist within you. Turn not away from me. Condescend to my low state and revive me from this death. Turn not your love from me for I will die without you.
I write this not because my human spouse love relationship is in peril, but to remind you of our beloved relationship above. I have concerns for every fraudulent foreclosure, every fraudulent civil and criminal accusation, every theft, robbery and conspiracy to plunder you. Yet what are my concerns compared to your beloveds? Do you not know every need had its provision. Have you sought the affections of your lover? If not how will you learn of His care? Do you enter a relationship treating the other like a circus monkey that must do tricks for you to please you? Have you become so lost in your prison that you've forgotten love? Have you lost that whetting of desire in your soul to be with your lover? Maybe you don't know true love or the joys of a lover but I can assure you that you needs are noticed even before you can express them. Forget the stuff and remember the love lost.