~~~True Love~~~

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  1. Dark

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    In silence the heart raves. It utters words
    Meaningless, that never had
    A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

    Freckled. In a big black Buick,
    Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
    In front of the drugstore, sipping something

    Through a straw. There is nothing like
    Beauty. It stops your heart. It
    Thickens your blood. It stops your breath. It

    Makes you feel dirty. You need a hot bath.
    I leaned against a telephone pole, and watched.
    I thought I would die if she saw me.

    How could I exist in the same world with that brightness?
    Two years later she smiled at me. She
    Named my name. I thought I would wake up dead.

    Her grown brothers walked with the bent-knee
    Swagger of horsemen. They were slick-faced.
    Told jokes in the barbershop. Did no work.

    Their father was what is called a drunkard.
    Whatever he was he stayed on the third floor
    Of the big white farmhouse under the maples for twenty-five years.

    He never came down. They brought everything up to him.
    I did not know what a mortgage was.
    His wife was a good, Christian woman, and prayed.

    When the daughter got married, the old man came down wearing
    An old tail coat, the pleated shirt yellowing.
    The sons propped him. I saw the wedding. There were

    Engraved invitations, it was so fashionable. I thought
    I would cry. I lay in bed that night
    And wondered if she would cry when something was done to her.

    The mortgage was foreclosed. That last word was whispered.
    She never came back. The family
    Sort of drifted off. Nobody wears shiny boots like that now.

    But I know she is beautiful forever, and lives
    In a beautiful house, far away.
    She called The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe Come live with me and be my love,
    And we will all the pleasures prove
    That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
    Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

    And we will sit upon the rocks,
    Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,
    By shallow rivers to whose falls
    Melodious birds sing madrigals.

    And I will make thee beds of roses
    And a thousand fragrant posies,
    A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
    Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;

    A gown made of the finest wool
    Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
    Fair lined slippers for the cold,
    With buckles of the purest gold;

    A belt of straw and ivy buds,
    With coral clasps and amber studs:
    And if these pleasures may thee move,
    Come live with me, and be my love.

    The shepherds' swains shall dance and sing
    For thy delight each May morning:
    If these delights thy mind may move,
    Then live with me and be my love.
    my name once.I didn't even know

     
  2. HaRrIz

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    Mein B True Love Karta Hun:(
     
  3. candy

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    wow toooooooo much to read
     
  4. Waqar Hussain

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    M@In ALbela M@I M@sTana
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  5. p3arl

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    Down to Earth ~_~
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    superb...........
     
  6. nrbhayo

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    nice....
     

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