I Made You This Promise

Helen
I loved you before I knew you
I love you now
I will love you always.

Would that I were
braver
smarter
kinder
better.

But I am
not

My love
take this knife
from my hand.

I offer it to you
with the admonition:
Slay me if you must,
kiss me as you plunge the blade
into my heart.

Take me in your arms as I
die.
Hold me until I breathe
no more.

For you,
I renounce all

For you,
I take on armies
even though naked
defenseless
stripped of
armor
sword
shield

Because of you
my Helen,
Troy,
a smoking ruin,
is still in its glory in my eyes.
I can see it in you,
in your beauty.

For you,
anything.
I will give all

Helen, Persephanie
Do you understand the depth of my
love for you ?

Helen, Persephanie
I am sorry I have nothing better
for you

My greatest love
please
spare me if you can.
Take me if you must.

I am yours.
Always

I await
my heart is yours.

Never doubt my love
or me
You are in my mind
always

Your home, your family, your country.
Yours
yours alone

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I am Noman
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