You Needed Me
HEAVY, HEAVY UPON MY FAILING HEART weighs
Your aching need for my full and loving devotion.
I spend myself willingly on your behalf because,
Truly, your needs and wishes outstrip my own.
If I were young and wiry man, for you
I'd scale a rock and brave a torrent.
Yes, that is what I do, no thought of self,
To save my love from daily peril.
Strength and life escape my soul while
Safety I afford your gasping heart.
It's no loss I gave my all to grant
You life and to bid mine adieu.
"...If I were young and wiry man, for you
I'd scale a rock..."
How safe is climbing?
According to a study published in the 2008 Volume 19 #2 Journal of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, climbing is relatively safe, especially when compared with other outdoor pursuits like snowboarding, sledding, and skiing.
Study Conducted in 2004 and 2005
The study found that 72.1 injuries occurred among every 100,000 Americans, with 68.2% of injuries to males and 31.8% to females. Not surprisingly, the most dangerous outdoor sport is snowboarding, with 25.5% of all injuries, and most of those to young men.
Scaling a rock, just puppy love.
Snowboarding. Now that's true love.
Thank you, Esse quam videri, for the visuals!
My, how that helps. Nonetheless, I will vanquish those lofty peaks from the safety afforded me by Rosebud [Citizen Kane].
Gratefully . . .
Religion NEEDS people to survive! Without adherents who devote and sacrifice their precious time, energy, and resources for the interest of religion, religion will be DEAD. It's sad that many people sacrifice their life to give religion life, and end up WASTING their whole life as a result!
Thank you, Divergent! Well expressed.
I can read those very sentiments into what I wrote, although my initial thought was that of a person to whom one gives one's all.
With gratitude . . .
his love was quicksand
warning signs abound
and yet to him she gave her hand
and sunk into the ground
No greater love, Nancy!
Grateful thanks . . .