How I Long.
Article Type: Poem
Author: Epperson, Claudia
Pub Date: 11/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Nov, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 1
Accession Number: 306754360
Full Text: Claudia Epperson (209-529-8583; ClaudiaCde@aol.com), MSW/PPSW/RAS deeply believes in the truths expressed in the word of God. She understands that there is victory in obedience to God's principles and the wisdom of the scriptures. This is the solid foundation on which her work stands and she seeks to impart spiritual knowledge through her writings and songs.

Ms. Claudia Epperson is a servant leader, who grew up in a rural community in California's Central Valley. Using her exemplary leadership skills Claudia has worked in the educational field for more than thirty-five years. She is a catalyst for change and sees developing new leaders as one of her most important roles. Working with youth and adults, she has been recognized by many civic and community groups. She is currently employed by Sacramento City Unified School District.

In her not so spare, spare-time, Ms. Epperson enjoys painting, writing poetry and songs, swimming, world travel and catering grand events. Ms. Epperson is a dedicated member of Modesto Christian Center and serves as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher She has performed at Culture Club Collection, Center for Collective Planning, Underground Books, Luna's Cafe, The Show Poetry Series, UC Davis, local schools, churches and civic and community groups in the Central Valley.
How I Long

   How I long for the day
   When I can share with you the deepest secrets of my heart
   When I can trust you
   Without hesitation or reservation

   How I long for the day
   When our relationship makes you take a chance
   And you reveal to me, who you really are
   Even willing to reveal your feelings

   How I long for the day
   When I am at ease in your presence
   And when my love freely flows
   Like a mountain stream, created by snow melting in the heat of the
      sun.

   How I long for the day
   When your rhythms are in sync with mine
   Like the sounds of drums beating
   Played by ancestors on star filled nights

   How I long for the day
   When our love becomes a work of art
   That moves us out of real time
   Onto the shore of desire, bringing to life the fantasies in our
      minds.
   And as we ebb and flow, ebb and flow
   I long for the day when we are together
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