It Must Die to Live Again

Let it die . . .

That fleeting memory

Of love gone by,

Let it die . . .

It did not survive;

That end toward which I stride;

Let it die . . .

Why huddle o’er it?

It will not grow;

Where it never was

Will surely never be;

Let it die . . .

A fainting star up in the sky,

Across the light years,

A plea,

A sigh;

Let it die . . .

Why wait by the window

With lit candle a-glow

Why search through tomorrows

It will not be there, you know;

Why wait for the mailman

A letter will not appear,

Let it die . . .

That soft flowing glimmer

Of love gone by;

Retained on my retina

Like a clear blue summer sky;

Let it die.

let it die;

To that love say farewell,

good-bye . . .



Sammie L. Carter

Copyright 2\12\1973

~ by Sam373's Blog on December 2, 2010.

2 Responses to “It Must Die to Live Again”

  1. bless your soul. when your heart knows its bound to die, you should let it go in peace and wait for its rebirth.

    your poems are fabulous sam.


  2. Thank U


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