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The burden of another day 
beset with broken dreams, 
of feeling inconsolable, 
a lonely wretch it seems, 
with nothing but a wounded heart 
to keep me company, 
I wandered aimlessly along, 
my doubts consuming me, 

'til there before me shone a vision, 
could my heart believe it's true? 
a woman came as if from nowhere, 
God had gifted me with you 
to wipe away my tears of sadness, 
give me strength to overcome 
the emptiness that long had festered 
in my soul so cold and numb; 

filling me with hope and laughter, 
images of brighter days, 
a future now so full of promise 
so far from my woeful ways. 
I know now grief was just a prelude 
to a love both tried and true, 
Joy is now my only measure 
with a lady sweet as you! 

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  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:43:00 PM
    True Keith? As always, lovely rhyme, meter and verse. love, Kathy P.S. - I'm very remiss in writing and reading these days.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Keith...this is just more day can change our lives....

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:17:00 PM
    Awwww, sweet. I enjoyed your write about living in grief to bliss. Nice one, Keith. :)