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Karl W. SwartzAbsent Friends

Absent friends, and long departed,
light a candle in my name.
Meditate upon the hour,
I will feel your flame.

As the fire reveals its essence,
so is spirit of the Light,
where in Love's eternal presence
I still hold you tight.

Would that God, who in His wisdom,
wrought us in our earthly form,
unchain Heaven's greatest power—
join us free of harm.

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