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Poem by Mary Hobson

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I used to be afraid of death.
Oh happy, happy fear,
when I had everything to lose
and all my love was here.

Ive only lost a part of it.
Theres plenty more to take.
But I must part with all of it
before I lose this ache.

May 7th, 2001

Mary Hobson

Mary Hobson's other poems:
  1. Laundry Blues
  2. The Counsellors
  3. Summer in Zaraisk or Who wrote Shakespeare?
  4. Waterloo Station
  5. Now I will always know that you died

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