Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

He was weak, and I was strong—then


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He was weak, and I was strong—then—
So He let me lead him in—
I was weak, and He was strong then—
So I let him lead me—Home.

'Twasn't far—the door was near—
'Twasn't dark—for He went—too—
'Twasn't loud, for He said nought—
That was all I cared to know.

Day knocked—and we must part—
Neither—was strongest—now—
He strove—and I strove—too—
We didn't do it—tho'!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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