This Poem was Submitted By: Charles L. East On Date: 2001-04-26 09:23:56 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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"The Keeping"

Unto my keeping wert thou given me, that I might love thee with all my soul to the end of my days… and adore thee in the autumn of my years. I have loved thee beyond life's measure, beyond the treasures of the earth or sea or the boundless reaches of the deepening sky. If the sun should quietly rise upon a dreaded day… and thy final sleeping mercifully unburden the hours from me, my futile weeping shall only cease with a last and desperate breath… and with all my failing strength, I shall once more softly whisper, with love… thy name.

Copyright © April 2001 Charles L. East

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