Leo Marks

(24 September 1920 – 15 January 2001 / London)

The Life That I Have - Poem by Leo Marks

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Comments about The Life That I Have by Leo Marks

  • (3/17/2018 7:09:00 PM)

    I have loved this poem fot more than thirty years, for some reason I feel totally drawn to it.I know it off by heart and often reciate it when feeling down. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/6/2018 3:15:00 PM)

    This was given to me by my husband of 3Days, We divorced 18yrs later (Report) Reply

  • (3/6/2018 1:31:00 AM)

    It is heart touching poem and it gave a lesson to me (Report) Reply

  • (2/27/2018 5:09:00 PM)

    The poem is good, but the poem can roast people sometimes (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2018 8:14:00 AM)

    This is a good poem! (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2018 3:58:00 PM)

    My mom loved this poem and my twin sister Linda and I always have too. (Report) Reply

  • (1/1/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    This poem is remembered from being read many years ago. It captured me then in its honest simplicity and I want it read when my time to depart comes. It has all I wish to say to the one I have shared my life with. (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2017 2:46:00 PM)

    My favourite poem. I've done what I've wanted to do for ages. I've embroidered it. Finished it two hours ago. It will
    be hung on a wall..31/12/2017.
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2017 1:44:00 PM)

    Quite, quite beautiful and to express in simple words is quite beyond me (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2017 11:12:00 AM)

    The Most Beautiful thing I have ever read (Report) Reply

  • (11/30/2017 3:33:00 PM)

    It says all that I feel it is beautiful (Report) Reply

  • (11/30/2017 3:31:00 PM)

    I love this poem (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2017 3:11:00 PM)

    Like Linda MewI would like this read at my funeral. Touching, thoughtful, beutiful but even more amazing, written during the darkness of WW2 with such a sad end result. The ultimate sacrifice for us. (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2017 4:10:00 AM)

    The love of my life died suddenly,I am still in love with her,I miss her wo ai ni Lien-hua (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2017 2:49:00 PM)

    A beautiful, simple and touching poem. It reminds me of my daughter we lost to cancer in 2014 she chose to be buried in a nature reserve burial ground and in the summer the grass grows tall with the wild flowers amongst and over the graves, beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2017 2:34:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful poem. It really touched my heart. I will remember and use it, in years to come. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2017 2:33:00 PM)

    Very moving (Report) Reply

  • (11/24/2017 12:37:00 AM)

    Discovered this poem years ago; and, was told that Odette Churchill gave to her husband in case she was captured by the Germans during the WW2 war...and she was captured and tortured! ! Survived! ! (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2017 6:38:00 PM)

    I first heard this beautiful poem many long years ago and have loved it ever since. (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2017 10:58:00 AM)

    I found it difficult to read as it choked me up - very emotional very beautiful (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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