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Alone

I know that one day
I must walk alone.
Allow me that.
Haven’t you noticed how
Some evenings when the winds drop
And there is warmth enough
Not to be hurried,
Friends, even lovers,
While walking,
Stroll apart
And watch the sunset?
I never saw this until now.
I have been asking
So much from life.
What I see now
Is that one day
I will walk away
And never return.
All our life
We practice it
In our partings,
In our hours absence,
Or leaving for work.
On the day
When I do not
Turn back,
I hope there will be
No tears -
In me or you -
Because we have done it
So many times before.
It will help me
To go with a glad heart.

Copyright ©2001 Tony Crisp

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