True Love
Helen Dowd

"Love is patient,
love is kind.
May we keep these thoughts in mind."

"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, things no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
I Corinthians 13:4-8 (NKJV)
"Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…"(NIV)

Will you still love me when I am old?
When my skin is wrinkled, and I'm always cold?

Will you still love me when my eyes are dim?
When I'm hard of hearing? Will you love me then?

Will you still love me when my knees are gnarled,
When my fingers are feeble and my hair is snarled?

Will you still love me when my mind is not keen?
When I can't remember where I am, or have been?

Will your love still hold if I'm in a wheelchair?
Will you still love me? Will you still care?

Of course I will love you, to the end of time.
I'll always be yours. You will always be mine.

I'll be here for you: you'll be here for me.
We'll grow old together. Just you wait and see!

© Helen Dowd


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