“ While I’m Alive ” ~ in that embrace ~


Before I reach

That lonely place,

Let me reside

While I’m alive,

Close by her side

In that embrace

Of each day’s best,

Which lets me hear

That joyous fest

Of her voice near,

Alluding to be clear

Love will survive,

Until I am no longer!

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5 thoughts on ““ While I’m Alive ” ~ in that embrace ~

    • Thank you my friend, and yes our good fortune does smooth out the rough edges of time’s toll. I suppose one could say it keeps us in a frame of mind to do enough of the right things, that staves off for a bit the eventual.
      Jean-Jacques

  1. When I read your words, I thought of George Eliot’s thought on enduring love.

    “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” George Eliot, Adam Bede

    Your words “Love will survive, until I am no longer” is a strong reminder to cherish the moments of togetherness. There is an ending…

    • Thank you Rebecca… Yes there is indeed an ending, and when years start to feel like months, and days like a minute and a half, one soon finds the need and want to remember and remind what is real and true, and most important in life. Ever more so as it excellerates ever faster, ever shortening those minutes and a half.

      How wonderful that you should find my humble words should bring George Eliot as well as his Adam Bede novel to mind. Thank you again, my friend. Jean-Jacques

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