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The thing with giving is Expectation... The treasure of giving is the giving itself without expecting anything in return. A loan creates dependency, inequality. *** I bend over and kiss you while you are sleeping The fragrance of your helpless frailty Softness of your skin I cherish I rub this balm in the palms of my hands to warm it, to give you pause of sickness softness without pain And I lift you against me Gently I Smile in your ear You whisper soft tufts of warm air in my neck You give me the gift of tenderness You expect nothing in return I only ask to be here, with you, I give you my life to love you forever *** April 4, 2017 Copyright © Darren White

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Date: 4/5/2017 7:24:00 PM
Such a tender, loving poem, Darren - it reads like a warm whisper. Love the uplifting message.
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Darren White
Date: 4/6/2017 12:22:00 AM
I am happy you like this, Agnes :)
Date: 4/5/2017 1:00:00 PM
Giving the gift of love..Very nicely penned Darren
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Darren White
Date: 4/6/2017 12:22:00 AM
Thank you Joseph :)
Date: 4/5/2017 9:51:00 AM
I loved how you used the 'I' in the poem and finished with 'you', it is like a butterfly hovering around a flower before it touches it and drinks from its core. Beautifully done. 7:) Amitiés
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 9:54:00 AM
Oh, I really love the butterfly comparison! Thank you Anne-Marie :)
Date: 4/5/2017 9:15:00 AM
Oh wow Darren, this is a beautiful delicate piece, a lovely warm whisper of a poem bringing a smile to my face and tears to my eyes; well done. 7 and fave xomo
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 9:18:00 AM
Thank you for this wonderful compliment, the fav and the 7 mo :)
Date: 4/5/2017 8:40:00 AM
Breathtakingly tender piece!
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 9:01:00 AM
Richard, thank you, I am glad you like this poem, it is very dear to me.
Date: 4/5/2017 8:15:00 AM
What a beautiful imagery along with a message ... Very nice ...
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 9:00:00 AM
Thank you so much Probir!
Date: 4/5/2017 7:48:00 AM
Very beautiful my friend...Have a terrific day.
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 9:00:00 AM
You too my friend, although it's drizzly I hope you have a good day too :)
Date: 4/5/2017 7:17:00 AM
what a beautiful touching poem and I love the message Darren - to give and seek nothing in return your lines are so uplifting:-) hugs jan xx7
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 8:59:00 AM
Jan, thank you. I am glad I could give you a smile.
Date: 4/5/2017 6:09:00 AM
What a beautiful and heart touching poem my friend. This is deeply affectionate and gently lifts the spirits of this reader. Your opening statement could not be more true either, the giving is always the best part to me, receiving is something I have a hard time dealing with. I like to make people smile and make them happy and that is the only gift I look for in return. Really nicely done Darren.
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 8:57:00 AM
I know that about you Chris, and that is why I am extra happy if I can make you smile. I do agree with you, I also find it easier to give than to take :)
Date: 4/5/2017 6:07:00 AM
The message and your beautiful imagery together make for a very lovely, very loving poem <3 <3 <3
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 8:55:00 AM
Sara, thank you so very much for your kindness my friend <3
Date: 4/5/2017 5:22:00 AM
Good Morning Poet Darren. There are no words for the concept of giving especially when it is done with purity and with a true heart. I so see and applaud the execution of I for you always give. I very much enjoyed your message. Marvelous as always in every way. May today be a good day Darren.
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 8:54:00 AM
Hello Lisa :) The I is very important here, and indeed the not-selfish I. Thank you so very much my dear friend.
Date: 4/5/2017 2:37:00 AM
Such a beautiful thought. Giving without expecting is a virtue very rare. :) Beautifully potrayed.. shubham
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 2:47:00 AM
Thank you so much, I am happy that you like my poem.