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This love, enduring - ballast of the soul
is ever curing, thee to mine, not role,
but a clear stream of commonplace, of knoll,
that not division's grinding can control!

Heart spoken, not then of some earthly toll,
life's emptying - its prisons, its extol
is neither weight's dissension or escrow,
that carrying as to mention, only know.

Love's ballast - risen, tempered - Godly show
is faith within, the inner mind's re-vow
does save, and then does throw away the dole,
while joy of true love, living is enow!

Copyright © Paula Larson

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  1. Date: 4/4/2009 9:10:00 PM
    Hi Paula Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ -

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 6:41:00 PM
    Congrats on your poem being featured this week. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 6:52:00 AM
    Congrats Paula on "Ballast" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 5:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured write of the week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 3:26:00 PM
    Nice use of rhyme to convey your thoughts. The faith within is truly important. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing. Wishing you continued success. Karen