Refusal

Beloved,
In what other lives or lands
Have I known your lips
Your Hands
Your Laughter brave
Irreverent.
Those sweet excesses that
I do adore.
What surety is there
That we will meet again,
On other worlds some
Future time undated.
I defy my body's haste.
Without the promise
Of one more sweet encounter
I will not deign to die.

by Maya Angelou

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I liked the way she read that and im came Oke
Without the promise Of one more sweet encounter I will not deign to die. Beautiful poem indeed
Love is truly universal. It does not put limitation on space and time...
On other worlds some Future time undated. I defy my body's haste. Nice work.
how good is this, with simple words
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