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Affection

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The earth that made the rose,
She also is thy mother, and not I.
The flame wherewith thy maiden spirit glows
Was lighted at no hearth that I sit by.
I am as far below as heaven above thee.
Were I thine angel, more I could not love thee.

Bid me defend thee!
Thy danger over-human strength shall lend me,
A hand of iron and a heart of steel,
To strike, to wound, to slay, and not to feel.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 January 2021
Most touching poem to read, about God and us, ordinary human beings and emotive subjects. A pleasure to read. Only with God we are powerful,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 January 2021
Bid me defend thee! Thy danger over-human strength shall lend me, A hand of iron and a heart of steel, To strike, to wound, to slay, and not to feel. But if you chide me, I am a weak, defenceless child beside thee.Mesmerizing poem
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Dr Antony Theodore 28 March 2020
Thy danger over-human strength shall lend me, A hand of iron and a heart of steel, To strike, to wound, to slay, and not to feel. But if you chide me, I am a weak, defenceless child beside thee. very fine poem.. i am weak, defencless. do not chide me. tony
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Mahtab Bangalee 10 November 2019
But if you chide me, I am a weak, defenceless child beside thee. // beautifully penned
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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 December 2016
Nice piece+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Bharati Nayak 22 December 2016
The earth that made the rose, She also is thy mother, and not I. The flame wherewith thy maiden spirit glows Was lighted at no hearth that I sit by. I am as far below as heaven above thee. Were I thine angel, more I could not love thee. - - - - - - -Her affection is as natural as the earth Eearth is the spring of all emotions that define every one.Notwithstanding any distance or difference in social standing or any other barrier, her affection was genuine.If she was chided for a feeling so natural, she has no defense and she wishes to be endowed with strong will power to control her emotions. A poem about every human being as such emotions are common to all.
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Anil Kumar Panda 22 December 2016
Loved the concept and flow. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Seamus O Brian 22 December 2016
Controlled passion, artfully captured and communicated. A lovely, heartwarming piece.
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Tom Allport 22 December 2016
an understanding of one's feelings about place.
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M Asim Nehal 22 December 2016
A very affectionate poem on family.Thanks for sharing.
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