December 1, 2013

LOVE

LOVE~ 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 the part of me
That you bring out;  I love you
For putting your hand  Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over  All the foolish, weak things
That you can't help  Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked  Quite far enough to find.

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

I love you  Because you have done
More than any creed  Could have done
To make me good,  And more than any fate
To make me happy.

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

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