Will you?

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Mary Cassatt

Will you watch me in this day?
Ever watch me as I pray?
And hold me tight in perfect peace
Conscious of temporal release

Will you watch me as I grow?
Passing time can leave me low
And touch my heart in perfect love
Conscious of your eyes above.

Will you watch me when I am ill?
When trials become part of perfect will
And touch my mind in lucid light
Conscious of the fearless night.

Will you watch me in springtime bliss?
Ever binding joyous kiss!
And touch my soul in divine clout
Conscious of candle burning out

Will you be there when I die?
With glorified body away to sky.
And touch the memory of those I adored
Conscious of a heart’s crimson chord.

(c) rick stassi