Vested in Your Heart Is All My Hope

Music: Fugue in F Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Vested in your heart is all my hope,
As I must hope that yours is all in mine.
Love both narrows and expands our scope,
Extending each to each as we combine.
No boundaries of ourselves themselves remain.
Tides of need consume our shifting shore.
Innocent, we talk of loss or gain,
Not knowing quite what marriage has in store.
Each is now both everything and none.
'Twixt the self and selflessness lies passion.
So may we be twain and also one,
Destined for a fate that love will fashion.
As we exchange our vows this day of love,
Yet may they all our years within us move.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.



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