Joseph Mary Plunkett

(21 November 1887 – 4 May 1916 / Dublin / Ireland)

If I Should Need To Tear Aside - Poem by Joseph Mary Plunkett

If I should need to tear aside
The veils that hide both Heaven and Hell
To tell you that a soul had died
That once but tried to love you well
No breath should blow those veils aside.

But if I found your soul could save
From hell’s deep grave my sinking soul
Only if willingly you gave
I’d take—and then I’d crave the whole
Knowing you generous and brave.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 25, 2012

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