Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)

Here you will find the Poem A prodigal of poet Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)

A prodigal

My heart forgot its God for love of you, 
 And you forgot me, other loves to learn; 
Now through a wilderness of thorn and rue 
 Back to my God I turn. 

And just because my God forgets the past, 
 And in forgetting does not ask to know 
Why I once left His arms for yours, at last 
 Back to my God I go.