I Know How Difficult I've Made Your Life

Music: Carolan's Draught.
By Turlough O'Carolan.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

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I know how difficult I've made your life
Now that you've brought home another father.
You have your new dominion as a wife
While I still mourn the absence of the other.
And yet I recognize your right to choose
The man you love, whatever I might feel.
Life is not a game to win or lose:
For that the pain on both sides is too real.
It therefore is my place to make a place
Within my heart for one who lives in yours.
There is no way to do this but with grace,
For one must be at home with open doors.
Please forgive the failure of my love.
Your love for me should mine for your love move.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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