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A REFUGE FOR POETS WHO WRITE IN THE LYRIC TRADITION,

WITH RHYME AND METER, WITH OR WITHOUT MUSIC




HAVE NO FEAR

Why are you surprised?
I thought you realized
That Id do almost anything for you.
I heard your frightened voice
And I really had no choice.
Anything that hurts you hurts me, too.

You and I are one,
And what we have become,
Passing time can never break apart.
And so I must defend
My very dearest friend.
Whatever breaks your spirit breaks my heart.

When you feel afraid
I will comfort you.
When you stand accused
I will stand by you.
If I do you wrong
I will cry for you.
If it spared your life
I would die for you.

Maybe now you see
How much you mean to me,
And why I am so loyal and so true.
As soon as I was grown
I faced the world alone.
I will not let the same fate fall on you.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1998



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