Edward Wright Haile

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Zz 252 Love Seeks To Make Two People Into One - Poem by Edward Wright Haile

Love seeks to make two people into one.
Neither is incomplete before the start
but might have been as happy in the sun
as anybody with a beating heart.

And then there comes the moment of first sight,
the whimper, and the chasm of desire
sucks down the self and all restraint and quite
undoes the personality entire.

Eager friends and loved ones, pro and con,
aghast to see the joys and woes that smother
almost the gods themselves, go on and on
as now two emptinesses fill each other,

or you are just a free and empty husk
bound down the wind and headed for the dusk.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2011

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