AND YET I HOPE

 I want to say hello to you and take your 
 Hand in mine,

 And whisper that in every way I think you 
 Are divine.

 But always you are out of reach as much as 
 Any star,

 And always I must sigh for you and worship from afar.

 And always I must dream of you and wish the day 
 Would be,

 When we would be together and you would belong to me.

 I know that time may never come and yet I hope and pray,

 That I may kiss your loving lips and I may hear you say.

 That we will share the weeks and months and all the years
 In store,

 And you will be my sweetheart and my love for evermore.

               Leon Russell Garrett

                    My father.

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