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»I took an oath!«

by Choene Alley Semenya, May 30, 2017

I took an oath! I've declared this with a life of mine,
Would thou doest the same verily unto me?
And would thine life sacrifice so I contented be,
Because we've sharèd love, a thimbleful of red wine?
I panic, my sweet, when my mind dares to think
If thy heart would love me still, when I am dead -
With sad hymns sung and grave built over my head,
Because I've taken an oath, with a pen that bled ink
Unto paper that so my hand quivered,
Then sealed my life to love thee to death,
While thy soul, strange, yearns for wealth -
For love alone, I've all my dreams withered,
Yet I can never go back on my word, for good or bad,
I dared to die for your love, and then lost ev'rything I had.

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