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Love Has Obstacles Enough, They Say

Music: Prelude & Fugue 12.
By Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performed by John Lewis Grant at Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license.


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Love has obstacles enough, they say:
Why add to them the obstacle of race?
Two backgrounds so diverse can't share one space.
Love can't keep the world's harsh truths at bay.
Ah, love! Let such trite wisdom go its way!
All life is difficult yet full of grace.
All men and women share the same small place.
Nor should we out of fear our love betray.
Love is to daily life a vein of gold
Running through the rock like liquid fire,
Making ordinary moments glow.
May we treasure it as we grow old:
The breath that does our dreary clay inspire,
The touch that transforms everything we know.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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