ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Hold Back The Night - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Hold back the night. Let not the light
fade and disappear from view
I still have duties yet to do.
Hold back the night I’d fain put right
and leave with honour shining bright.
Mistakes I made as all men do.
before I bid this world adieu
and then accept the fall of night.

I’m truly not afraid to die.
Because I know I’ve done my best
and that is all a man can do.
I hope I’ll be remembered by,
when finally I’m laid to rest.
Those who I loved, who loved me too.


Comments about Hold Back The Night by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (3/14/2008 10:22:00 AM)

    Both for craft and sentiment here are bright & memorable.
    Beautifully written and whimsically lyrical.
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  • (8/5/2007 5:31:00 PM)

    Very strong, beautiful sentiments expressed here. If only a few people remember
    our words, we have not penned in vain. Shine on, Ivor.

    Kind wishes,

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  • (7/26/2007 5:21:00 AM)

    We may forget what people have said
    We may forget their names
    But we will never forget the way they made us feel.

    A dear poem Ivor. Very dear.
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  • (6/16/2007 11:49:00 AM)

    This is beautiful....no death for you, perish the thought of a world without your words.....we've today lost anothers poems, sad when people just up and go. The title of this is wonderful also.........marci.xo (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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