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Let me go first

Let Me Go First

Gravity's getting stronger every year
and my final day here is beckoning.
My sure demise holds nothing that I fear
more than the pain that losing you will bring.
I beseech you love, let me lead the way,
I'll find that gentle place; return to dust,
don't leave me first, not for a single day,
just let me go and join me when you must.
Our lives, our love so very entertwined,
One mind, one heart two bodies came to share,
unbreakable these satin ties that bind,
I must go first and leave them in your care.
It was ordained the morning of my birth,
to love you 'till I lie beneath the Earth.

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  1. Date: 11/22/2010 9:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your beautiful, heart touching poem Wayne..Blessings to you. Always, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 9:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your sixth place win with this wonderful Sonnet. I truly enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 8:45:00 PM
    A truly fine sonnet Wayne. WLhat lovely sentiments. Thank you for your comments about my "Farmer Joe". Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 8:29:00 PM
    Beautiful heart warming write... congrats!

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 4:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 11:12:00 AM
    Congratulations Wayne on your win in John Freeman's Sonnet contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 6:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Wayne

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 6:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your success in the contest, Wayne! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 6:02:00 PM
    Congratulations Wayne on your poem's honored placement in the winner's circle. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 5:54:00 PM
    Congrats Wayne on your big win in Moses contest with this exceptional entry and well deserved win my friend.. enjoy your sweet victory tonight with much luv..

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 10:59:00 PM
    i find this a moving yet saddening write, i think it well done. thank you for looking at my stuff.

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 8:44:00 PM
    Hi Wayne How very beautiful yet so moving.I understand entirely .The fear is not of death but the loneliness if left behind.Having known such a deep love where two hearts beat as one.The thought is unbearable.I love the way you portrayed this unspoken fear in such such a gentle touching way.Glad you liked my write about my little granddaughter.Another kind of love-a childs- yet again so precious. Thank you for your comments luv (Sylvia)

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 9:03:00 AM
    Wayne, check soup mail. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 9:03:00 AM
    Wayne, this poem touched something deep inside me that I have tried to deny. So often I have wished I would have died before my husband did. He probably would have been better able to cope with the loss. This special poem is a favorite for me. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 3:50:00 PM
    Very powerful and self imposed thoughts you have penned, Wayne

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 10:16:00 PM
    Wayne, this is such a well written and touching sonnet. Wow! The premise of having such strong love that you want to 'go' first and wait is brilliant~Chris

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 9:32:00 PM
    a sweet write, a loving ending, enjoyed this one Wayne,..P.D.

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 8:57:00 PM
    Wonderful .. if for the epitaph contest good luck Wayne... enjoyed this piece.. and yes.. pets are so luving and so devoted to the owners.. I have three myself so I feel for whomever loses one... I believe animals go some place special when they pass as they are very valued in life.. and the Bible is God's Word so we must think that part is true but I'd rather not luv..