Not Of Youthful Beauty


Not of youthful beauty, but of knowing;
Not of youth's excitement, but of showing
Understanding care that years have brought;

Not with hurried paces, but now measured;
Not with distant dreams, but with truth treasured
Is the love that only years have taught.

Not from man's desire is true love driven;
Not from feeble strength is true love given.
God enables loving as one ought.

© Tom Chapman 2007