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Hal Caufield

If could in words

If in words I could,
I’d use them to describe heaven’s gate.
And how I crossed them with you last night.

If in words I could,
I’d sing to the love you brought
To my speechless, fluttering heart.

If in words I could,
I’d write the deepest sonnet,
Proving once and for all my love.

But I cannot with poor words,
So I will use my every strength
To prove my adoration til
To death my life succumbs.

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My Father's Words

Yesterday I finally understood
“Beauty like a tightened bow”
And as read “No Second Troy”
Things, though already clear,
Became even clearer still.
Not just because of Yeats’ words,
But by what my father earlier said.
He told me that life is full of obstacles,
That some surmount those obstacles and
Move on with their lives,
While others remain adrift at sea.
He demanded courage of me,
Courage equal to my desire be happy,
And to understand people are who they are
And will not be changed by me.
My decision must be base on the good as I see,
And not anyone or anything else but that good.

A tighten bow is always ready to be fired.
So Yeats’ beauty of the tightened bow is

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The Irony of Love

Irony is a literary or rhetorical device.
The essayist Henry Watson Fowler wrote:
“any definition of irony
—though hundreds might be given,
and very few of them would be accepted—
must include this,
that the surface meaning
and the underlying meaning of
what is said are not the same.'
He left out that any definition of
Irony must include that it is cruel.

I never understood
The meaning of irony
Or how cruel it can be,
Until you told me,
That though you may love me,
You find it difficult to
Hear the words
“I love you” from me.

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