As Much As Hearts Allow



I have truly loved you as much as hearts allow
I have truly loved you as much as I knew how

I have safely kept you as near as shields allow
I have safely kept you as near as I knew how

I have gently stroked you as nice as pats allow
I have gently stroked you as nice as I knew how

I have simply shown you as cute as words allow
I have simply shown you as cute as I knew how

I have warmly held you as close as arms allow
I have warmly held you as close as I knew how

I have fully backed you as long as props allow
I have fully backed you as long as I knew how

I have sweetly kissed you as soft as lips allow
I have sweetly kissed you as soft as I knew how

I have plainly seen you as clear as minds allow
I have plainly seen you as clear as I knew how

I have always loved you as well as hearts allow
I have always loved you as well as I knew how
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 826
Words 189
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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