The first duty

The first duty

The first duty
            is to honour
the love we share
            to kiss and make up
to make amends
            for words unsaid
for deeds undone
            and hurt unmeant

Eternity condenses
            into kisses into smiles
into songs of innocence
            and experience
The first duty
            is to put the past
to bed
            to rise
with the lark
            to step away
from blindness
            and raise a glass
to trust
            in love

John Lyons

 

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