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On bended knee he knelt, and asked her for her hand.
She shed a little tear, together they would stand.
They'd build a life as one, he'd love her through the years.
She'd gladly bear his son, he'd help her with her fears.

The years went by so fast, gray hairs and weathered skin.
Yet still their love held fast, they stayed through thick and thin.
Children came and children went, now grand-babes on the way.
They couldn't wait to hold them, nor could they wait to play.

Then one cold winter night, he caught a fevered chill.
She doctored him with love, he took her little pills.
His fever never left, the days grew cold and hard.
She dreamt of days gone by, him working in the yard.

When it seemed that all was lost, and he was near the end,
she got on bended knee, knelt down beside her friend.
She looked up to the heavens, and prayed with all her might.
If only He would hear, then things would be alright.

As she looked into the night, the moon cast such a glow!
The stars were shining brightly, upon the fallen snow.
She gazed upon her man, still pale and fast asleep.
She'd loved him all these years, he'd never made her weep.

At midnight chimed the clock, he stirred and tried to speak.
She held him by the hand, his pulse was awfully weak.
She felt this was the end, she cried and held him tight.
He held her close to him, she squeezed with all her might.

But then at twelve-o-one, his strength returned to him.
The fever left for good, she had him back again.
Never would she forget, how God had heard her plea,
And how one winter's night, she'd prayed on bended knee.
what would a man be willing to do for his one true love? what would she be willing to do for him?
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Ascotia-Bluefleck Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully moving once again.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for nice words
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SereneCyrene Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
What a beautiful poem! I was ready to tear up, but then was relieved by the ending.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Tomoko-Karahime Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awwwwwwww :) this is so cute :)
to have a man as faithful as the one described in this story is so rare nowadays... I want that so bad...... :)
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hold out, don't settle
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:icontomoko-karahime:
Tomoko-Karahime Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
believe me I won't ever settle :)
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
good for you sweetie
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:icontomoko-karahime:
Tomoko-Karahime Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank u :) :hug:
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Ooooo, the ending is uplifting, did not need a hankie after all:rose:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah the last one (What he noticed) ended on a sour note, so wanted this one to be different
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
:sun:
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noorelven Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
*jawdroppingly awesome*
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow, sounds like a professional review quote. thanks so much
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noorelven Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
That is what came to mind.
Keep up the awesomeness :D
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
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noorelven Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
welcome :D
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saykha Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks
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7LULU7 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was going to cry but i saw what you did at the end now i have a smile on my face :D
that was amazing!!!
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeahm i promised you something a little more cheerful!
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7LULU7 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did :D thanks
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Ridderkvinden Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Very sweet little poem :)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks
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Ridderkvinden Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
You're very welcome :)
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