The Flesh Said No

The flesh said no--
Don't go, my soul;
For I am weary and worn.
I was up all night,
Till near daylight,
With this child that to me has been born.
There will come other days;
You can sing His praise
When my childbearing years are past.
He will understand,
He who made mortal man--
We will worship and serve Him at last.
But the spirit said yes--
Get up and get dressed;
For I am consumed with love.
Do not stand in my way;
I must thank Him today
For this child that He sent from above.

Tina Rae Collins