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THE RISE AND FALL OF MY ZORRO

by Abbie Johnson Taylor

 

 

With cape, hat, mask, rapier,
he rode out of the darkness.
“Take my hand. Dance with me,” he said,
“I want to spend my lifetime loving you,”
but happily–ever–after was not to be.
My hero fell and rose many times.
I felt the glory
until he fell for the last time.
Where there’s love, life begins again.
When life dies, love goes on.

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This poem appears in My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds. You can click the link below to hear me read it and learn how I wrote it here.

The Rise and Fall of My Zorro