He keeps telling me he needs me
What does that even mean?
And how can I guard against
This challenge seldom seen?

He keeps telling me he needs me
And I have no response
How can I answer his request?
Initially, all taunts .

He keeps telling me he loves me
What stranger words are said?
And how to know the very depths
Between his heart and head?

He keeps telling me he loves me
With the meaning never constant
And yet I know the syllables
Slipped from his lips are honest

He keeps telling me he wants me
And in years he’ll want me still
I can only trust and hope those words
Hold fast when lost is thrill

He keeps telling me he wants me
Brimming eyes and struggles, all
That nothing changes his desire
To hold me as I fall.

He keeps telling me I bless him
That God’s gift indwells in me
And that the ways I show I love
Makes Christ easier to see

He keeps telling me I bless him
How wild his comments sound
Yet, I swear, I do declare
What I’ve sought has been found.