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How Could I know

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How Could I know

How could I know,
that you were there but though
somehow I knew my mind had flown.
Perhaps we should have known.

The day before I sang our song
To tell you of my love .I was still so strong.
And then the pain came, in the dark of night
and I fell, brought down my chest was tight

My heart had gone and in one last breath
I seemed to know I was near death
But you were beside me there
Somehow I knew you were

You kept that death away
You gave your strength day after day


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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 10:36:00 AM

    I am priviledged to be reading some beautiful poetry this afternoon, Brian. Thanks for sharing this. Gratitude is like the sunshine....warming everything in its path! Annalise

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 6:55:00 AM

    Very touching. Blessings