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proudly announces the publication of


LOVE POEM TO MPTF

Poems

Harry E. Northup

 

Boat Nearby


If I were to tell a simple story
It would be light, love, forgetfulness
Light a place to find love

A place where forgetfulness reigns
Where new friends are made daily
Where meanness, competition, gossip
Fall by the wayside

A light in love for travelers
An actual caring for the other

If I were to tell a complex story
It would include death, superiority
Among those walking slowly
Would be speedsters, lost ones

If I were to be moonlight on a river
Grace, quietude, stillness would reign

To cross the river would be a bridge
With no doors, no arms to hold
For each reason has an allowance
Each light has a location
Each light asks not for recognition

If I were to tell a simple story
Let the love be light near a bridge
A place to live in harmony with water


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