An Endnote And Love Song:

1. And if you were to leave me for my faults
2. I'd not defend my lameness, walking halt
3. and from my trust I would elide your
4. name, I would not do you wrong and speak of you
5. and (love) I'd not look at our friends who say you do
6. not merit me Your name was sweet and is no more
7. I will not speak of you
8. nor will I walk again where we once walked
9. I will not let my tongue evoke your name.
10. Your name will not be named by me, lest I profane
11. I will not name you.
12. I will not speak (too much profane)
13. You gone, I could not love me more than you
14. and if you love me not at all I love me even less
15. But oh your name. It will not touch my mouth.

I will not ( trout ) name you.

by Erin Mouré

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Comments (4)

Outstanding write displaying reverence for the broken relationship and estranged lover. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
will not let my tongue evoke your name. You gone, I could not love me more than you and if you love me not at all I love me even less..... / Nicely articulated. Even a separation in a relationship has been respected.... with dignity for both- the lover and the beloved. Thanks.
Feelings built on lost love.....well written.
It will not touch my mouth. Thanks for sharing.