Hell does not admit those who are loved,
All whose joy has been another's joy,
Loved enough to pay their debts in full,
Loved enough to suffer for their sins;
Oceanic love, too much to bear,
Welling up in tears that grace the heart;
Enduring love, that gives life to the dead,
Embracing what now haunts the lonely night;
Naked love that stays hand of Hell.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.
Audio and Video Music: Elegy. By Wayne Jones. Music free to use at YouTube.