Ever looking for the prodigal

I watched you walk away

My heart broken

Thousand words in my head

Left unspoken

Had to let you go

Though it hurt me so

To demonstrate: free will is more than token

I watched Him hang in agony

My heart reeling

Forced to turn the other way

Sickly feeling

Had to let Him die

O, the price was high

My love for all the world revealing

I watch the empty road

My heart waiting

To see the lost, returning ones

Though hesitating.

Have to let them know

A welcome I’ll bestow

A ring, best robe & party – celebrating