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© Gemma L. Holliday
2nd August 2002
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My heart beats
But only just
Kept alive
By sheer will
And hope

Hope that I am not alone

That all the pain
The hardship
The work
Is not in vain

I have a need
A deep
Burning desire
To hold you
And be held

To have your arms
Wrapped around me

To feel safe
Wanted
Loved

Yet you are not there

And I wonder
Will the pain ever fade
Fade away
Under your tender care
Will the ache that fills me
Ever be eased
Yet there is always hope

Hope that my dreams are true

That the pull I feel
Towards you
Is real
And so
My heart beats
But only just



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