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  • How ouch is the sting of disregard
    when we're neglected or left last
    How sweet the taste of indulgence
    when we’re important or held fast

    How fleeting seems the kiss of life
    when we're twenty years from death
    How forever seems that nod at birth
    when we’re grasping our first breath

    How shy a new love kindles
    wildfire a windstorm blows
    How slow an old love dwindles
    nightfire in an ember glows

    Painting by Cameron Gray, As Romance Dreams Fly
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