Keeping Faith

Penelope, bereft of joy
Left by Odysseus for the walls of Troy
Kept faith

And neither Helen’s wanton lips
That launched in war the thousand ships
Nor Circe’s song nor Circe’s lore
Could stay him from the path he swore

Not forgotten by true heart
Are pledges made when lovers part

Thus I would not forsake my love
For anything less than what, as love, it was intended
Until that final day when our souls meet
With those in the past ascended

Then you and I shall also fly
As two hearts bound in this life might
And the world is ended

- Irving Karchmar, © 1990

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7 Responses to Keeping Faith

  1. Lisa says:

    This is a wonderful, refreshing blog. Every entry is worth poring over like fine literature. Congratulations on coming up with a spiritually enriching blog! I wish you many hits.

  2. saly says:

    Very deep! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. sf says:

    Peace is all we need in this world!
    Thanks for such a lovely post.

  4. Thank you dear brothers and sisters for the kind and generous comments.

    Ya Haqq!

  5. mshahin says:

    “Then you and I shall also fly
    As two hearts bound in this life might
    And the world is ended”

    Yes, and this poem is already lifting off for flight. Beautiful!

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