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Before You



The love I knew before I knew
the love I found with you
is lost in space without a trace
and has no face or clue.

The jewel I knew before I knew
the jewel I found with you
is faded jade without a grade
and has no shade or hue.

The joy I knew before I knew
the joy I found with you
is splinter board without reward
and has no lord or crew.

The peace I knew before I knew
the peace I found with you
is battle-ax without a max.
and has no lacks or lieu.

The trust I knew before I knew
the trust I found with you
is held at bay without a say
and has no way or cue.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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