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

  • (12/7/2017 11:12:00 AM)


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

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  • (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

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/21/2017 7:29:00 PM)


    A very stilted poem. (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2017 3:01:00 PM)


    So beauiful and real but heart touch just so lovely 🌹🌹🌹🌹 (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (4/14/2017 10:58:00 AM)


    What else can you do for your love? I think this is the answer? (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (4/5/2017 11:43:00 PM)


    Giving all to another is the best gift of all.+++10 (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2017 5:26:00 AM)


    anyone who has a xbox one add me SidGalaxyMan (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/29/2016 2:11:00 PM)


    Simple yet meaningful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2016 4:56:00 PM)


    I would like this lovely poem to be read at my funeral (Report) Reply

  • (3/10/2016 11:22:00 AM)


    Having nearly lost my darling husband to s devastating stroke - I was searching for something meaningful to say at a small party of family and friends - here want to give thanks to all those who supported us and we will renew our marriage vows. Remembered this poem from many decades ago and these beautiful words will just mean so much (Report) Reply

  • (1/18/2016 8:00:00 PM)


    There is something to be said about those moments in which one can seem to know the future thanks to the richness of love they feel around them, and for someone. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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