​               <==== Robert L. Perkins ====>

Far Away

The sword of love cuts sweet yet deep my heart.

Torn between joy and pain,

A lonely vigil I must keep

With future hopes my only claim.

Why is my world so far away?

I cry for love,

A chance in time

And Fate, she tempts me with today,

Then jerks me back with knelling chimes

That toll my misery with love so incomplete;

Denies me, when with glassy eyes I stare above

To wonder when the test will end.

Spring 1967

Copyright 2015 – Robert L. Perkins