She’s awakened a want I’d forgotten I knew— |
A desire I buried in time
And responsible actions required of me
Which have stolen my rhythm and rhyme.
Single-parent self-sacrifice took all my strength
And the nuisance of passion was lost.
And to ponder a complement seemed such a waste
As I knew I could not bear the cost.
When my complement came, I did not feel the need
To rekindle the passions that dwell
Far beneath the recesses of my hollow heart.
I recounted the time that I fell.
And the cynical, skeptical man that I am
Felt so sure that this never could work.
So, I worked hard to find where the fatal flaw lived—
All the details where failure must lurk.
But I failed to find failure. Developing trust
I remembered attractions of old.
And the dormant desires I’d hidden for years
Were beginning to thaw from the cold.
Now a warmth and a heat and attraction all ache;
And my heart has been softened from stone.
And I’ve lost my desire to live by myself.
For the first time I feel so alone—
As I want to possess her and shield her from harm
And unite with her body and soul.
And to hear her and see her and touch her and love
Ev’ry inch of her—this is my goal.
And a furnace now burns in this body of mine
And the flames inside cannot be quenched
Until after our promise is publicly known
And my hardened heat fin’ly is drenched
In the softness and warmth of my loving new wife.
Oh, the highs we’ll reach when we are one,
And the vow we have taken for eternal love
Grows so strong that it can’t be undone.
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