Even as the Wind Takes the Sails Away

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Even as the wind takes the sails away,

and the faintest hint of a mast disappears at the horizon,

even at that hour of the day, I am still here with you in my arms.

 

Even as the waves swallow the bridge and the vessel begins to descend into the darkness

I have a lingering memory of you keeping my soul alive.

Even if the waves engulf me and my heart sings a last melody,

I have had the good fortune of a taste of that autumn nectar.

 

When it is here, it will have been worth while if I can say, for certain, that I have loved,

and heard the beating of another’s heart in mine.

Cold winds may make me weary,

a covering of ice will chill me to the bone,

but as long as I have a breath there is no darkness in the beauty of your light.

You who have been my guiding star,

you who held my tomorrows when I had no strength to hold on,

you who vanished one lonely night,

you still guide me as I descend one final lap and swim into the jaws of eternity, you did this for me.

If you know who you are, Thank you.  If you were lost forever that winter of our discontent well these words will have served me well as a final yell into the universe…it was worth it after all.

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