The Measure of Two Lives

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    The Measure of Two Lives

    How do you measure
    two lives entwined?
    Like twine twisted,
    two lives like strings roped,
    do you measure
    the beginning
    or the end?

    How do you weigh
    two lives' treasure?
    Like precious pearls,
    memories like jewels roped,
    Do you weigh
    them each
    or them all?

    With the twine still twisting,
    the rope yet unfinished
    with the treasure still collecting,
    the string of pearls yet incomplete,
    I am content to know
    that as our years grow
    we are still in the middle,
    yet to define the end
    give perspective to the beginning
    and find joy in the
    beginning,
    middle
    and end.

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    ivecute77 commented on The Measure of Two Lives

    11-24-2008

    verry nice, well written

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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