01  Aug
“kept”

since bruce and i are taking off to see kept at the edinburgh festival, i thought i’d post the closing lyric as this month’s poem … caleigh is on her deathbed and has just been reunited with ian, the love of her life …

CALEIGH:
All my prized possessions taken
Everything I owned is sold
Truth is I have barely noticed
The golden goose has lost its hold
And though we can’t go on together
And though that’s crushing to accept
You will always be here with me
Where what I treasure most is …

Kept
With memories I cherish
Kept
Where tears are never shed
Kept
Where love can never perish
In my soul and nature
The core that is eternal
My love for you
Is now and ever
Kept

IAN:
All I know of love you taught me
All I want I have with you
I was young and unenlightened
And quite content to muddle through
But then you opened secret chambers
Deep down where unknown feelings slept
You, you wakened them forever
To live where what I love is …

CALEIGH AND IAN:
Kept
With memories I cherish
Kept
Where tears are never shed
Kept
Where love can never perish
In my soul and nature
The core that is eternal
My love for you
Is now and ever
Kept

And though we can’t go on together
And though that’s crushing to accept
You will always be here with me
Where what I treasure most
Now and ever
My love for you
Is
Kept
Kept …

(CALEIGH relaxes in IAN’s arms and is silent)

IAN:
Kept

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