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The Cost

The cost
	of loving you
has been very high
	and will be for some time to come
as we weave in and out
	of each other’s lives.

I loved seeing you today,
	it calmed me, removed my fears
and made me feel whole.

During our times together
	it costs me nothing
to touch you and care for you
	instead paying me back over and over.

But upon leaving you
	the high cost of separation comes due
and I pay with tears, fears, doubts
	and uncertainties,
this cycle repeating over and over.

It’s amazing how my heart
	gets torn and worn out,
but mends itself later
	so I can keep on loving you.

Only God is capable of repairing
	my heart so many times
over the last 35 years.
	I am so thankful it’s even possible,
otherwise, I don’t think
	I’d be alive now,
nor would our love
	still be allowed to bind us together
even when we’re not.

For I have loved you
	across time and distance
and I pray for our lives
	to become one
and the distance between us
	to be none.

I will pay any cost to love you.
	Some day I’ll find out
if you’re willing to pay the price
	to just be with me
so we can love and be together
	for the rest of our lives.

2010

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