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

  • (7/15/2018 4:07:00 AM)


    Such beauty in a few words (Report) Reply

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  • (7/13/2018 5:51:00 PM)


    Beautiful passionate moving. A wonderful poem. Unforgetable (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2018 10:05:00 PM)


    What a lovely poem with such passion,philosophy Brilliant The last three lines ..Poetic essence (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (6/19/2018 4:30:00 PM)


    A well done hymn, sounds great (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (6/19/2018 4:29:00 PM)


    What a gentle and at the same time passionate love poem. Absolutely spot on with its repetition and its simplicity! (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2018 3:55:00 PM)


    says it all - death will be but a pause - (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (6/19/2018 10:34:00 AM)


    Wow! Beautiful poem, .... I like it (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/19/2018 8:20:00 AM)


    Wow! What a hearty way to express a candid love. Congrats for the positioning. Thanks for sharing. X (Report) Reply

  • Rini Jerry (6/19/2018 8:06:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem Leo..congratulations (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/19/2018 3:57:00 AM)


    You or I
    or we
    or this earth
    or everything is entangled one with another for only love...
    (Report) Reply

  • Jez Brul (6/19/2018 3:44:00 AM)


    Wow, a deep manifestation of a pure love and compassion.. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/19/2018 3:16:00 AM)


    Beautifully penned on love and life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (6/19/2018 1:32:00 AM)


    O darling
    all of this universe-
    the sun, the moon, stars, galaxies, planets, meteors, the sky, rainbows, rains, storms, winds, breezes, dew, fogs, snow, summer, winter, spring, autumn, birds, tame and wild animals, green forest, rivers, oceans, waters, gardens, flowers, fruits, songs of birds, echo of flutes- everything, everything of this universe for you and me, for us, for our coming and living together, for our loving eternal...

    great poem
    (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/19/2018 1:29:00 AM)


    Such a great poem by Leo Marks👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2018 5:31:00 PM)


    Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2018 8:49:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem which I read at my dear sister' funeral 8 years ago. It will be read at mine. (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2018 3:00:00 AM)


    I read this poem with love to my lovely departed wife Anne truly says it all (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2018 2:13:00 PM)


    14 weeks ago my darling husband died, this poem reflects what I feel even though the words reflect what he would say, but I too feel they appropriate. (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2018 4:49:00 AM)


    I had this at my husband's funeral love it (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2018 3:55:00 AM)


    It is truly a very poignant poem, beautiful in its simplicity. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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