Don't Sing Love Songs

A Poem By LoriAnn // 6/7/2010

There's a really pretty song, an old American Folk ballad, called "Silver Dagger", where a girl turns away a potential suiter because her mother has warned her about how awful men are. It's a pretty song, as I said, but it's got some pretty depressing words. So if  you know the tune, (or if you want to look it up on YouTube or something) here are my improved lyrics--a personal ballad about waiting for the one God has planned for you.

 

Don’t sing love songs
I’m not yet ready
My heart is still
A hidden thing
On my left hand
A silver promise
I’m waiting for
A diamond ring
 
The world is large
And I am watching
I’m waiting for
My prince to come
He may be flawed
Or late in coming
Still I will wait
For my someone
 
Don’t sing love songs
I’m still a dreamer
I don’t yet need
To look for love
My time will come
Some far-off someday
I’ll find the one
I’m dreaming of
 
Don’t sing love songs
I’m still a secret
No one but God
Can know my heart
My dreams for life
Are in his keeping
He is the one
Who writes my part
 
Don’t sing love songs
I’m not yet ready
My heart is still
A hidden thing
On my left hand
A silver promise
I’m waiting for
A diamond ring

Comments

Love it!

 My favorite lines are: 

My heart is still
A hidden thing
On my left hand
A silver promise
I’m waiting for
A diamond ring

You said it so perfectly.  Great job, and my sentiments exactly!

Mary | Mon, 06/07/2010

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

"I'm waiting for/A diamond

"I'm waiting for/A diamond ring"...my favorite lines! It expresses my thoughts exactly when I was single.

Heather | Tue, 06/08/2010

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

Wow

Beautiful. I love the theme, the rhythmn, the message...I love all of it.

Julie | Tue, 06/08/2010

Formerly Kestrel

<3<3<3

That was AMAZINGLY beautiful! I love that. I've never heard that song but i really love the line Don't Sing Love Songs, because i feel love songs get so tiresome, but there are some truly beautiful ones worth singing and listening to.

Clare | Wed, 06/09/2010

I love this.

Thanks for helping my heart be still!
BUT I will say I think we should sing love songs - but to our fathers and brothers and Savior!

Kyleigh | Sat, 06/12/2010

I'm not saying don't sing

I'm not saying don't sing them at all--my favorite parts of movies are the love scenes ("Can you feel the love tonight" "Whole New World", "Kiss the Girl"...yes, I'm a Disney freak. And you can't be a disney freak without loving the romance bits...). I'm just saying that serious contemplation of love and what you think is love should wait until you're ready to be serious about it. :) It's just what came when I wrote.

LoriAnn | Mon, 06/14/2010

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