For Marla

by Stephen M. Golden

Copyright © February 14, 1991

 

Verse 1

All these years Iíve waited.Looking for someone like you.

The pain Iíd have been spared If Iíd met you at the first.

But no, Iíd not have been ready.I had so much to learn;

Of life and of love, and of caring for one like you.

 

Chorus:

You are true devotion.

You are patient and wise.

You understand my emotion.

You bring sunshine,

warmth, and joy to my life.

 

Verse 2

All the help you give me, but take so little for yourself.

Youíre content with what I give, and donít pressure for something else.

So much time Iíve taken, and though my pain is not yet gone,

You say Iím youíre best friend, and assure me Iím not alone.

 

Chorus

You are true devotion.

You are patient and wise.

You understand my emotion.

You bring sunshine,

warmth, and joy to my life.

 

Verse 3

When my mind was weary, and when my faith was almost gone,

You convinced me once again that commitment could still be found.

I was not believing In such an honest love.

You presented who you are, hiding nothing, giving all.

 

Chorus

You are true devotion.

You are patient and wise.

You understand my emotion.

You bring sunshine,

warmth, and joy to my life.