Poem: To Turn and Look at You

When I think about the way that it’s turned out
disappointments, failings, and missteps review,
If the worth of it I should begin to doubt
I’d need only but to turn and look at you

I still stand by everything I’ve ever said
and if asked if circumstances I foreknew
would I then have chosen different words instead
I’d need only but to turn and look at you

When they ask me to describe my fondest dream
the elusive aspirations I pursue
I care not how enigmatic it might seem
I’d need only but to turn and look at you

If all women in the world were mine alone
Siren, mermaid, queen, or teenage ingenue
none of them would I select to share my throne
I’d need only but to turn and look at you

I’d need only but to turn and look at you
for my heart beams bright when you come into view
should they ever ask me if my love was true
I’d need only but to turn and look at you

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About Louis William Rose

“I stand for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, he lectures on the subject of parliamentary procedure and political process. He serves as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a local businessman, and Alexander, a successful real estate professional here in Jacksonville.
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