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All That Remains

Beyond all the hard times before
Eternal and pure at the core
Beyond all the guilt and the pains
I love you is all that remains

In spite of all worry and strife
I'm honored you entered my life
In spite of all losses and gains
I love you is all that remains

There are no more debts to forgive
Nor any regrets to relive
There are no more smudges or stains
I love you is all that remains

Let richer men offer up pearls
A poor man gives this my dear girls
Just a verse that proudly exclaims
I love you is all that remains

...Written several years ago for Christmas to three daughters who often asked, "How did you 
ever put up with us?"

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  1. Date: 5/26/2015 3:34:00 PM
    Love's all we need

  1. Date: 4/15/2012 2:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on our poetry being featured this week Tim. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/15/2012 9:04:00 AM
    Hi Tim-What a wonderful way to tell your daughters how much you love them.This is so beautiful and moving,all of it.But I especially love the second to last verse.Those simple words really touched me.Your girls are very lucky and I'm sure very proud to have a dad not only caring and understanding but very talented too.Congratulations for being featured or I might have missed this remarkable piece.Thank you for sharing it.I would also like to add it to my favourites please. Luv June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 5:08:00 PM
    Tim - Wonderful poem. Enjoyed reading this. - Gail

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 8:07:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poems...Patrick

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 8:31:00 PM
    Love and scheme and content, the bands alright too. Great work

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 9:21:00 PM
    This is one of the sweetest things I've ever read. Just lovely. Hugs! Donna

  1. Date: 8/25/2009 7:41:00 AM
    This is lovely, Tim! Guidance is great, but it's the unconditional love that they remember. Your daughters are very lucky girls!

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 4:39:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your splendid poetry with us today Tim. Wishing you the best always in your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/23/2009 5:16:00 PM
    nice one, keep writing