Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Give You....


I give you my love
What you do with it is up to you
You can honor and cherish it
And even love me too
Or you may choose to use it
Like a handy little crutch
Maybe you’ll refuse it
‘Cause you don’t like me all that much
Maybe you will smile at me
As you callously pretend
To love me back and tell me
That you are my friend
But when you turn your back, you laugh
And leave me on the garden path
Still….I’ll give you my love
What else do I have for you
Love is the only gift on earth
That will ever really do
For what is any other present worth
If there is no love so true
I know that I cannot control
What you do with my love
But I will love you anyhow
It’s all I have to give
I hope you’ll love me in return
But it is up to you
Many a tender bridge has burned
When love has been untrue
I give you my love
Without pretense or shame
Then someday perhaps
If you should hear my name
It will warm your heart with a smile
As you recall a cherished mile
That we shared for a little while
So I give you my love
What you do with it
Is up to you……..

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Janet Martin



'.....but the greatest of these is love. 1Cor.13:13

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