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Modern Declaration

I, having loved ever since I was a child a few things, never having
Wavered
In these affections; never through shyness in the houses of the
Rich or in the presence of clergymen having denied these
Loves;
Never when worked upon by cynics like chiropractors having
Grunted or clicked a vertebra to the discredit of those loves;
Never when anxious to land a job having diminished them by a
Conniving smile; or when befuddled by drink
Jeered at them through heartache or lazily fondled the fingers of
Their alert enemies; declare

That I shall love you always.
No matter what party is in power;
No matter what temporarily expedient combination of allied
Interests wins the war;
Shall love you always.


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Poem Modern Declaration - Edna St Vincent Millay