Modern Calvary
For twenty years she was his loyal wife,
She bore his children, helped him build his life.

She kept on caring,
Though he her inner needs denied;
She kept on sharing,
Pretending he had never lied;
She kept on trusting,
When instinct warned he was not true;
She kept on giving,
And saw the day when they were through.

Two thousands years since Christ hung on the tree,
Yet selfless love still faces calvary.
Elaine Ledbetter

Music composed by Malcolm, "Modern Calvary" in honor of Elaine and her  poem, "Modern Calvary" from "Candles at Noon"

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