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Poetry Corner: Stations In Life

By Richard Wallace

 

I would live in a croft if you wanted.

I could live in a hole in the ground.

I would live in a cave if it suited

or a wharf if there’s one to be found.

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I would live in a shack if you liked it.

The back of a car would be fine.

I could live in a tent if it need be;

a boat house would be a great find.

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But I can’t live with what you’ve presented.

I know that you always meant well.

The high side of living could tempt me

in more ways than I’d care to tell.

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The low side of me would soon surface.

You could carry me just for so long.

It is me that would be my undoing;

I know this; I know I’m not wrong.

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It’s my roots that would be my undoing.

With my roots is where I belong.

It’s my roots that carry me forward.

It is not fair to you, it is wrong.

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So with fondness I’ll always think of you.

With love I’ll remember your smile.

The lilt in your laugh I’ll be missing;

what we had was so fine all the while.

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So goodnight now and don’t think tomorrow.

Goodnight now, I know that you’ll cry.

What we had was the best, now it’s over,

it’s best that we now say goodbye.

forget me not

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