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. 

From Flint and Feather: The Complete Poems of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (The Musson Book Co., Limited, 1917) by Emily Pauline Johnson. This poem is in the public domain.