So Long As You Can See

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see  
A wretched self beside an evil thorn, 
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.   

Got lost in time with rush of ecstasy;
Attracted by the shades that I have worn,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see.

One day no doubt your ties will be cut free:   
We’ll know how much of I, thy did adorn —
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.   

Commit to all our sins; a guilty plea —
And save us both from ridicule and scorn 
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see.  

If love did not exist this blood must be
The many shades of me that you have torn;
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.   

Agreement we shall make of love decree
Amidst our sins a child that we’ll see born           
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,  
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.   

©Alima J Oct 2017
Shakespeare sonnet inspired: villanelle

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