How Do You Keep Fairy Tales

It seems wherever I go

people come into my life or out of it

leaving me only a memory

touching me where I can feel it

and I wasn't through knowing them.

How do I halt my life

to gather and keep around me those that I've known

and loved?

How do I know when I'm seeing you for the last time?

And how do you keep

fairy tales

from losing

their magic?

For fairy tales

are the happiest

stories we read.

And though we must part, we know we can always return

to read fondly through

the gold-bound leaves of our memory.

Thank you for touching my life

and letting me know you

and love you.

- Author Unknown

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