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Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

“I Want to Die While You Love Me” by Georgia Douglas Johnson

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sun shining through trees, by Tony Armstrong (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Tony Armstrong (Flickr, Creative Commons)

I Want to Die While You Love Me

Georgia Douglas Johnson

I want to die while you love me,
While yet you hold me fair,
While laughter lies upon my lips
And lights are in my hair.

I want to die while you love me,
And bear to that still bed,
Your kisses turbulent, unspent
To warm me when Iā€™m dead.

I want to die while you love me
Oh, who would care to live
Till love has nothing more to ask
And nothing more to give?

I want to die while you love me
And never, never see
The glory of this perfect day
Grow dim or cease to be!

*****

From The Book of American Negro Poetry (1922), edited by James Weldon Johnson. Source of poem: Poetryfoundation.org. The photo above is used under the non-commercial Creative Commons license. Click on image to jump to photographer’s Flickr page.

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Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

6 thoughts on ““I Want to Die While You Love Me” by Georgia Douglas Johnson

  1. My geed this is so beautiful… thanks for sharing… šŸ™‚ be well my friend… šŸ™‚

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