poet Leo Marks

Leo Marks

The Life That I Have

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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Lillian Davies (7/5/2020 8:00:00 AM)

    I agree with others, this was not recited well at all. No feeling. This poem means a lot to me as it meant a lot to me and the person I shared it with who is no longer with us but the poem lingers on.

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  • John B (12/26/2019 9:52:00 AM)

    What a depth and understanding of true love

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  • mel bradshaw (11/3/2019 6:22:00 PM)

    This poem means so much to me depicts eternal love during and after life that i hold for my wife and family Such a brave lady Violette Szabo GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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  • Mary brown (9/23/2019 10:51:00 PM)

    Profound words

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 1:27:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Wat u have, you have and it seems you have talent 4 writin beautiful poem.Tanks 4 sharin

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/22/2019 4:59:00 AM)

    The life that I have
    Is yours

    The love that I have
    is yours

    The sleep, the rest, the death
    a price of story from me
    is yours...........///

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  • Sian Crowther (7/14/2019 1:16:00 PM)

    I have just returned from a garden party to commemorate Violette Szabo's birthday at a small museum in Hereford.
    Virginia McKenna was there and she recited this poem. Very Very moving.

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  • Natalie Smith (6/5/2019 7:25:00 AM)

    In my mothers dying wishes, she asked for this poem to be read at her funeral. I have now had it inscribed on her memorial stone. She lived only for my two brothers and myself. The words 'yours and yours and yours' is mum telling her three children that her life and love for us, was all that she had. This poem by Leo Marks engulfs me in thoughts and memories of my mother. Just beautiful.

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  • Caro. (4/26/2019 1:23:00 PM)

    How to ruin a very moving poem... this sounds like it’s being read by an automated voice. Suggest it’s watched and listened to in the film ‘Carve her name with Pride’.

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  • Chris Lamb (4/10/2019 10:20:00 PM)

    The recorded reading does not do justice to such moving words.
    Maybe you could record a reader who will show some passion in their reading to commemorate the life and sacrifice of Violette Szabo the SOE agent executed by the Nazis in WWll. Violette needed a new coding poem. Leo Marx, the Head of Codes, had written one for a recently deceased girlfriend. He was so taken by Violette that he let it become hers.
    Carve Her Name With Pride

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  • David (4/10/2019 9:59:00 PM)

    The reading of the poem is shocking and doesn't do any justice to such moving words. Find someone with passion who will eloquently commemorate the life and sacrifice of Violette Szabo.

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  • Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe)Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (3/24/2019 2:11:00 PM)

    Wow. I do like this style. Keep sharing

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  • Seighten (2/22/2019 11:54:00 AM)

    w o w i e
    i love it.

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (2/9/2019 11:50:00 AM)

    Superb love poem, simple and effective.

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  • Geoff Lello (1/24/2019 3:09:00 AM)

    Defines true love.

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  • J todd (12/30/2018 5:41:00 PM)

    The words came to me trying to drift off to sleep. I, do not know where it came from

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    Derroll Mills(5/8/2019 10:13:00 PM)

    I have had the same problem - it is now 04-10 and I have been awake all night - have seen the film 4 times now and it still makes a tar in the eyes

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  • Priscilla kelly (11/10/2018 4:46:00 AM)

    Gives me contentment its breathtaking and so so thankful for what i have

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  • Geoff Lawes (10/21/2018 4:14:00 PM)

    Haunting and heart-rending

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  • Janice Bates (10/6/2018 8:43:00 AM)

    I remember this poem from the film Carve Her Name With Pride staring Viginia McKenna a. True story made in 1958 about a woman soldier held prisoner and tortured and died in WW2 by Nazis in concentration camp. It was Heart Breaking and I need forgot this poem from that film

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  • Janice Bates (10/6/2018 8:21:00 AM)

    What a passionate wonderfully poem

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