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by Valdemar (Val) R Wake

Monday, April 06, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This was an early love poem to my wife. It is so early it was written on a typewriter. Remember them? I must have been about 30 at the time. An odd time to consider one's mortality.

Give me an hour in which to die
And in that hour may I behold
A world of honour justice pride
A dying hour in my love's arms.

And as the lights drift slowly out
And march the Caesars in their might
I watch enthralled but not alone
This dying hour in my love's arms.

By her strength and in her right
I fight for light in this hour of dark
I find my sword in her right hand
And in this hour look bravely on.

The Gods laugh while their puppets play
Watching from a celestial garden
Amused by their playthings' games
Of sloth, of hate and unconcern.

Pitted in the blackness of hell
The ghostly hopes of lost men
Withering in a time of pain
And pleading that the hour might end.

From the smoke that belches for
Drifts the horror from my eyes
I have found my love again
Splendid in her crown of glory.

The gulls swoop and swing on high
Free they fly the seas domain
Wait and watch the rolling world
And watch my soul go gladly by.

Copyright Val Wake 2009

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Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 4/10/2009
this is so powerful and insightful. I wish I'd written it. Great job. I'll visit again for sure.

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 4/9/2009
Very beautiful and well written poem,take care

Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 4/7/2009
So beautiful and endearing. I love the poetic style and the romantic theme of husband/wife love shared.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/6/2009
Such love pours from a compassionate heart in this most beautiful piece....

Be always safe,

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