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My Love


				When I think of you, my darling,
				I am still that wide-eyed girl
				Who held the whole world in her hands
				As her heart was set awhirl.

				Without a thought or intuition
				Of how short a life can be,
				We promised ‘til death do us part;
				With a sweet expectancy.

				God gave us such a little time
				To wrap up every dream.
				The plans we made were not to be
				All included in his scheme.

				It’s not my place to question God
				I knew from the very start;
				But I cannot help but wonder
				Why our world was torn apart.

				You’ll be the same, my darling boy,
				When we are allowed to meet.
				But you won’t recognize the girl
				Who had made your life complete. 

				It has been another lifetime
				Since you had to leave me here.
				My steps have slowed, my hair has greyed,
				And my eyes are not as clear.

				Yes, the years have surely changed me
				Since the day we had to part.
				To make sure you recognize me,
				I’ll be carrying my heart.

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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:00:00 PM
    I love this one, Joyce. it's so true about you and your feelings. Congrats for your win. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 10:33:00 AM
    He'll know you Joyce congrats Joyce ....Donna

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Congrats, Joyce. Awesome. Nice going. Happy Easter. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 11:09:00 PM
    Joyce, Congratulations with your awesome poem in my "Broken Heart" contest. it's a tough and painful life when love is broken. Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 9:29:00 PM
    good one

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 6:13:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in Audrey's contest

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 6:11:00 PM
    Aahhhh, Joyce! I love the whole poem, but the last two lines tore at my heart. This is a beauty. Luv. Joy (Jew)

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 9:33:00 AM
    outstanding poem great you have me overwhelmed

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 8:29:00 AM
    What a fantastic feelings of love in the last quatrain - the heart is sure to thing to get recognized, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 6:46:00 AM
    Beautiful write and dedication to the one who forever holds your heart...Enjoyed Michael

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 6:14:00 AM
    Such a wonderful and moving sensitive love letter poem Joyce.. good luck in the contest by Audrey.. I just entered "Revelations of Ron"... a fantastic contest to express emotions.. have a Happy Halloween weekend my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 4:31:00 AM
    Your poem brought tears to my eyes, Joyce. This is so beautiful and expresses just how I feel about my late husband. He died young and may not even recognize me in heaven. However, I'm hoping we appear only as souls there -- without the wear and tear of time on our bodies. You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful talent. You fan, Carolyn