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A PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE .
By David Burt.
I preserve her beautiful countenance
In the recesses of my mind
A fairer, sweeter, kinder face
I know I shall not find.
I jealously guard that flimsy image
With the very being of my life
And draw comfort as I gaze inwardly
At that picture of my wife.

I fight temptation to distort the shrine
That encompasses her dear face
And draw upon our undying love
To safeguard that cherished place.
It's a place I visit frequently
To gaze silently in awe
Reinforcing each and every feature
That is alas, no more.

I'm not talking glamour
Created by cosmetics and a brush
I'm talking natural beauty
As seen in a robin or a thrush
I'm talking of natural beauty
Carried with pride, displayed with style
I'm talking of a radiance
Created with a simple smile.

Can you imagine tenderness
Conveyed in a single glance
Coupled with that special look,
That hinted at romance.
And all of this is so natural
As the sun that shines above,
If you can imagine all these things
You'll have a PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE


Copyright © David Burt 2004

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