The One Who Knew

She held so tight
he could not slip away
wrong or right
she meant for him to stay

bruised and beaten
body broken

yet still she would not let him go
nor could he lay his burden down
for she held him by the heart and soul
and left no way around

the honor that she knew he held
so he lived yet one more day
then days became months in the meld
of time and mind's array

now years have passed and still
he stays alive by force of will
because he loved and made a vow
and he thanks God for each moment of now

always will he bless the one who knew
the way to love - for life in time, so true

? Michaelette ?

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