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Your Face

One day you told me –
I think these are the words –
That if you find a doorway
Out of life,
You’ll take it
And with a smile be gone.
Yet in the night
When lost in love together,
I looked upon your face
Shining and radiant,
And saw no hope to die,
You were exuberant with life.
Enveloping me in your joy,
The world-weary face was gone.
The load you carried
Of others lives
Had dropped away.
The conflict of will removed.
In those moments
What I saw gladdened me
With your delight in life.
For you, unhindered
By the shoulds
That must be done,
Were shining through.
Then came the vision
Of one love, one light.

Copyright ©2005 Tony Crisp

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