A fool I am, and will be in this
But hear me out, through this hopeful tryst
With a dream and a prayer,
My conspirators two
In tender verses’ fanciful game:
Trust me- let my gentle grip protect you
Know me- let my humbled eyes caress you
Fill me- with courage that will endure when all else fails
Let me love you with naught back in return
Whilst I give of my truest, deepest
My heart of hearts
And drown in my wearied bliss
Overcome by such perfection- loveliness
For nothing back to myself I ask
But the allowance for my gift to give
Can time and fate be overcome
By soulful wishes dreamt up by one
Who soars unashamedly in waking dreams
Of such simple beauty still flying free?
Can ritual and engravéd rules be hid
Beneath the passionate pleas I pour out?
Or be suppressed by the firm defiance
That fills my resolve in this impossible romance?
So I will plead with deep longing, and in longing dream on
Of my hopes that shatter under practicality's yoke
For in the dance we so gaily play out
A question looms
Dark and heavy upon my heart
Can such a fair lady love such a soul as this?
Or embrace with open arms
And hold all the tighter for the pain?
Loving- without a scornful eye or glance
What lies within, ensconced and out of sight?
So I'll fear not, hope not, despite for the chance to love
So I'll give and ne'er expect a word back of mere mutuality
All I want lies in your glace- the greatest trove of gold
And I'll wait for you, my gem of gems that shine at night-
For you to trust my soul
And know my hand
And fill my heart
And one day let me love
So I can in loving, one day live