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Rated: E · Poetry · Relationship · #2206972
Youth and love are wasted on the young
Young love should come when you are old
Enthusiasm has no time to fade, For-
ever is so much nearer
The heart beats out each moment
Seeking to prevent its passing
Yet may only with a finger trace
Time's signature etched in a beloved's face

Young love should come when you are old
When you own your soul, only
then can it be given
When masks of youth no longer worn
Lie discarded and youth is un-
Masked as a liar, then Beauty
is not Love, but Love, Beauty

Young love should come when you are old
Welcomed as an unexpected gift, Joy-
Full and of mysterious origin
For love is expected when we are young
opened and examined with critical eye
Replaced when it is no longer stylish
Or clashes with(in) the bed linen

Youth claims love unbending, yet
Wavers with a word, withers
Unless constantly attended

Young love should come when you are old
It glimpses perfection in time-
less essences of the soul
Clings faster to the prize
It never thought to hold
Each day a precious memory
It may never have leisure to recall

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