The Unmarried Couple

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Carolyn Merrion who after the death of her husband became homeless

The unmarried couple
Stayed together for many a green year
And then in their old age
One has died

And is to be cremated
Where the birds sing, on the bark of trees
Like the song on hard wrinkled faces
As ageing rages

As birdsong, like the air in our breath
Fills our hearts and dies in us
And the air we breathe becomes the sky
Remembering

The unmarried couple
That lived together out of love
Not out of paper or out of God
Forsaking

All of societies ways for personal commitment
For true love is true, this will endure
And thus your future endures on
And remembers the song

That in the skies is remembered
Where the breath of true love lingers
Long after all of us were gone

And if you do not believe in God
What god do you not believe in?
The God who created life or the god
Who causes death?

If you believe in the God of Love
And if you hate the god of death
You are in good company for God too
Hates death

And if you tolerate death
Because you cannot live your life
For as long as your love endures in you
Then trust in God

Author: blackbird212012

I am interested in multimedia work: songwriting, art, and creative writing. I have been involved also in theatre and music performances.

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