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PREFACE TO TEARS, by                    
First Line: We make these solemn pledges, yet we know
Last Line: That loving you is prefacing my tears.
Subject(s): Love


We make these solemn pledges, yet we know
Man's eager flesh has seldom been exempt
From love's satiety; when hungers go
Vows may become a burden of contempt.
To keep us growing it may be the scheme
To break our hearts and slay our every plan;
Tormentingly this thought has stabbed my dream, --
Another woman, or another man.
If through some miracle these pass us by,
We cannot flout the truth that death will come
Silencing our love song with a cry,
One of us remaining dazed and numb.
And yet I want you, knowing well these fears,
That loving you is prefacing my tears.





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