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You Live In Me


I shall live in your legend to make
A new spirit now wholly begotten;
For in death, your memory will not forsake
Those words in my soul that are not forgotten.
Your face glows immortal in my heart to save
Even me, for I go too where all must die;
When I would sleep alone in a silent grave
With my love entombed, there you lie.
Your memory will be my triumphant verse
Which my mind has not created yet to read;
And a voice will sing of you to rehearse
Words of praise when the world must heed.
In me you live by the touch of my pen
And I breathe in you through the mouths of men.



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  1. Date: 6/27/2012 7:31:00 PM
    A sonnet, methinks! '...and I breathe in you through the mouths of men' is a perfect phrase to conclude this stylish verse. Luv, Keith :)

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 1:46:00 AM
    While the entire work is good, the last two lines rise to a level of genius. Exceptional writing! - Chuck

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 9:06:00 AM
    This poem is quite complex in its way, Liz. I think you show a distinct style in this one. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 3:15:00 AM
    LIZ..,, stopping by to wish you a SWEET VALENTINE.. AND A WONDERFUL , congratulations... ON your wonderful win In this awesome contest. Enjoyed ;-) . have yourself a wonderful valentines. @lways & @lways *xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 8:41:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your win in Debbie Guzzi 's "Change for the Meter" contest Elizabeth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 3:59:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, Elizabeth. Congratulations on your HM. Maureen

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 3:51:00 PM
    Congrats Lizzie on your H M in Debbie's contest..)

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 12:06:00 PM
    This is just wonderful! I am in love with your poetic voice! I am making you a fav poet! :) Congratulations for your win in Debbie's contest! hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 10:56:00 AM
    Elizabeth congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 8:17:00 AM
    I really liked this Elizabeth. Nice sentiment. Congratulations

  1. Date: 1/21/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Okies my Liz yes the general category is RHYME but you know it is a SONNET make a note at the bottom to say what meter you are trying..I will assume it's iambic IF you get 10 syllables per line we can try for iambic [meaning 2 feet per measure unstress/STRESS] & 5 of those is Iambic pentameter. [or drop to 8 syllables and we will have iambic tetrameter]

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 3:36:00 PM
    thought provoking. that my words for someone in my past still has an impact in the world.

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 7:03:00 AM
    very beautiful is your poem,,,and it comes from a even more beautiful heart,,,i so enjoyed this write,,a timeless creation,,of forever....

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 8:41:00 PM
    kinda! john

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 5:59:00 PM
    * “Hello Again My Dear Sweet Elizabeth * I Feel As Though I Have Been Here Before, Yet * From What My Amazed Eyes Have Thus Beheld Amid Your Beauties Fabulous Poetry * I Say Yessss, Your Glittering Pen Could Bless Any Soul With Its Sparkling Light * As to Lie Down Aside Your Splendours As You Rest * What A Joy It Would Be Knowing That One Shall Awaken Unto Your Beautiful Smile * Thank You for Your Treasured Visit * Red Rubies * Luv * Sarah.” *

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 11:56:00 AM
    A heartfelt poem by you Elizabeth.Congratulations on your win.Thanks for your congratulatory message at my page.

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 10:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Tracie's "Everyone Knows" contest Elizabeth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 8:40:00 PM
    Congrats elizabeth on a wonderful top ten sweet success in this contest with elegant poetry so awesome luv.. so happy we are all back luv..

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 5:49:00 PM
    Well-crafted poem, Elizabeth. It sure reads like a sonnet to me, but wot do I know about such things? A few 9 and 11 syllable lines mixed in, still makes for a nice sonnet? Congratulations on your win in Tracie's contest~!

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 1:07:00 PM
    Congrats on a wonderful, sad poem.... George

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