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duty and desire

a duty is an obligation
lawfull in it's nature
a desire is an invitation
no lawfull will is required

a duty compells one to act
while desire look's for

a duty can be honorable
courageous and justified
and desire loving, kind
and modified

a husband can perform
duties for his wife
without the desire
of pleasing her life

a husband can give her 
the things she needs
without consideration
of the food the soul feeds

a husband can promise 
for the rest of his life
but it really does'nt matter
if it is'nt pleasing his wife

there is a duty to go home
and a desire to bring flowers
a duty to phone
and a desire to spend hours

a duty to love and love
are two different things
one could be desire
and the other just a ring

where one is earthly
the other a heavenly thing
with in giving and recieving
where would your soul be

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 4:31:00 PM
    ha ha you got me good....i did look...pd

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 2:49:00 PM
    never can read a great poem too many times. Duty an Desire so pognantly portrayed iin this. Love, Lizabeth

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:07:00 PM
    A very interesting piece.

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 10:45:00 PM
    A thought-provoking write! Good one. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 7:17:00 AM
    nice, especially the last 3 stanzas :)

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 9:15:00 PM
    very well penned!

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 2:15:00 PM
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  1. Date: 4/1/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Such wonderful insights into the relationships we share. So many ways of looking at the way we connect, You said so much in this deep verse! Luv, Lizzie