I must not stay

A poem about stolen moments between two people deeply in love... who can never be together.


I Must Not Stay

I must not write, of our Candelight

I must not speak, of our soft delight

I must not say


I must not try, to hold your eyes

I must not prize, this life's surprise

I must not pray


I must not shake, your castle wall

I must not take, this feathered fall

I must not stay...


Copyright © Helen Lewis 2009

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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Short but sweet, thanks for sharing.


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Carol the Writer 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Charming. Very direct. Thanks for sharing this. – Carol


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I love the photo you used here.


seasoning 6 years ago

you have made up your mind


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks for your kind comments guys, I really appreciate them!


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petermdhart 6 years ago from Cornwall, UK

Clandestine relationship? This is a lovely poem, thanks


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

thanks for stopping by and your insight and kind comment petermdhart~ I really appreciate your following and enjoyment of my hubs!


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

short, sweet and to the point.....thx 4 share


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

thanks for this, could you add a bit of backgorund to this lovely poem?


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Rebecca, thanks for your comment and question. The poem is left for the reader to ponder over...

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