Sep. 23, 2022

Love Abides

Knowledge vanishes.
Foundations decay.
Age matures,
And relations give way.
But love never sways.

Life is a vapor.
And time flees.
Though rivers end
And brooks cease,
Love will be.

Beauty fades,
And desires fail.
Tales end,
And paths grow dim,
But love is certain.

Leaves wither,
And days grow dark.
Flowers fade,
And souls depart.
But love is an ever-fixed mark.

Snow melts.
Even stars will die.
And the future is as uncertain
As the tide.
But love abides.
© 1996 Walterrean Salley

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