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Saturday, August 5, 2017

WHY DO I LOVE YOU? POEM BY ROY CROFT FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI

WHY DO I LOVE YOU ? FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI
WHY DO I LOVE YOU ?
BY
ROY CROFT

I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For ignoring the possibilities
Of the fool in me
And for laying firm  hold
Of the possibilities for good.

Why do I love you?

I love you
For closing your eyes
To the discords-
And for adding to the music in me
By worshipful listening.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
And out of the words
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a word,
Without a touch,
Without a sign,
You have done it
Just by being yourself.

After all
Perhaps that is what
Love means.

-ROY CROFT

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