The life that I have …

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‘n Aangrypende gedig uit die Tweede Wereldoorlog deur Leo Marks.

Dit is ironies dat Marks op 81 jarige ouderdom oorlede is en dat die gedig vir sy vriendin Ruth geskryf is – sy het in 1943 in Kanada in ‘n vliegongeluk omgekom.

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours.

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours  and yours and yours.

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