The Life That I Have Poem by Leo Marks

The Life That I Have

Rating: 4.4

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.

David Mitchell 13 June 2013

This is my all time favourite poem, the words are beautiful and mean so much to me

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Karan Wilson 02 January 2013

This poem is very special to me as it depicts love both during and after life. Eternal love

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Roddy Gye 15 April 2005

What makes this poem particularly poignant is that it was written for a girlfriend killed in an air crash, but became widely known because he used it as key for a secret code for an SOE agent, Violette Szabo, going on an almost suicidal mission during WWII. Marks worked for the British SOE (Special Operations Executive) which ran agents in enemy territory.

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Ian Lumbard 15 December 2008

This poem was first 'read' to me by a girl, Poppy who became so very very special to me. It moved us so much it became 'our' poem. The background to it so moving, the sentiment so strong it's overpowering. The words have to be set to memory. ISL

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* Sunprincess * 18 June 2014

.................this is true love written so nicely....there is no greater love, than to give your life for someone...

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Louisa Evans 20 March 2022

A beautiful poem, much-loved for many years. Well done Leo Marks.

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Lisa Rush 20 March 2022

I have known this poem for over fifty years and heard it being read this weekend at my Brother's Funeral and it made me cry.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 December 2021

This modern poem of the day sounds so pathetic and sad. despite the great sadness in this poem, a fascinating poem to ponder,5 stars

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Chinedu Dike 02 December 2021

A beautiful love poem..................

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Pallab Chaudhury 25 October 2021

very practical way connected the lover and the loved one.... a beautiful poem selected for MPOD! 5* from me.

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