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Napoleon's Nascent Love For Josephine

Napoleon's Nascent Love For Josephine

A Poem by Joseph C Ogbonna

A poem about the love lives of Napoleon Bonaparte and empress Josephine de Beauharnais.

Give me a smile, that I may build on your assurance,
Kiss me, that I may have to thy kind heart entrance,
Love me less, and see how tumultuous life could be,
Give thy command, and see my loyalty to thee.

In thine absence, mine heart cannot from thee depart;
A moment's departure would rend my world apart.
I recall that very day I beheld thy face;
A lasting memory I will forever retrace.
That Sunday when thine eyes did my emotions disarm;
The day mine heart responded to thy Love's alarm,
The day you sat upon mine heart's epicentre,
To govern my feelings from their very centre.
Josephine my love, I bequeath my self-will to thee,
Let me thy world share, and make thine own tumults mine,
And come in to my own world, for all I have is thine.

© 2022 Joseph C Ogbonna

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Author's Note

Joseph C Ogbonna
The love lives of Napoleon and Josephine.

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Added on December 15, 2022
Last Updated on December 15, 2022
Tags: Josephine, Napoleon, Love


Joseph C Ogbonna
Joseph C Ogbonna

Enugu, Christianity, Nigeria

I am a high school teacher and a prolific poet. I have been writing ever since I was a kid. Poetry happens to be my expression and my expression is poetry. My name is Joseph C Ogbonna more..