I have, my love, but one wish

to live a life
in this world
worthy of you
in the next

Love transcends death, and lovers proceed united and bound through all the worlds of God. So it is I believe.

Thank you for reading I have, my love, but one wish. I sincerely hope you have enjoyed it and I humbly appreciate your visiting the Book of Pain. As always, I look forward to your comments.

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6 responses to “I have, my love, but one wish

  1. Sandra Down

    Oh John. Such a beautiful thought.

  2. Lovely ❤️🙏🏽 well done!

  3. Wonderful! I had some thoughts to this extent quite recently. I thought about a mama bear that defies the peril of death to protect the cubs. That is love that transcends death. We should learn more from animals. We lost touch with ourselves. Love, something that is stronger than death, has become as superficial as a hook-up fueled by vanity. Only perfect love transcends death. Only lovers in quest of perfect love know what true love is.