My True Love Has My Heart

My true love has my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one for the other given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss;
There never was a bargain better driven.
His heart in me keeps me and him in one,
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides;
He loves my heart for once it was his own;
I cherish his because in me it bides.
His heart his wound received from my sight;
My heart was wounded with his wounded heart;
For as from me on him his hurt did light,
So still methought in me his hurt did smart:
Both equal hurt, in this change sought our bliss,
My true love has my heart and I have his.

-Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)


My Wish For You

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days
Smiles when sadness intrudes
Hugs when spirits sag
Rainbows to follow the clouds

Laughter to kiss your lips
Sunsets to warm your heart
Friendships to brighten your being
Beauty for your eyes to see

Faith so that you can believe
Confidence for when you doubt
Patience to accept the truth
Courage to know yourself
And Love to complete your life

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