A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A love poem for my then-future second husband, the night he was coming to get me.




October 19, 1999

Alone in the night
So lost without you
Awaiting a message
Some word of your love.

Fevered with worry
Praying so heartfelt
Needing the safety
Of your loving arms.

Drowning in silence
In frigid darkness
Seking a spark
Of warmth in your love.

So many demons
Of doubt press upon me
Coming unbidden
They question your love.

Striving for patience
For calm reassurance
Huddled near panic
I wait for my love.

What can have happened?
The question burns in me.
What has befallen
The man that I love?

Still I sit waiting
Silently praying
Knowing no earthly power
Can harm our love.

For Lewis.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 30. Initial reactions welcome.

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Added on November 10, 2017
Last Updated on November 10, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, love, romance

My Youngish Adult Poetry


Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..