FOR LOVE OF TOM
I am requesting the honor of your heart.
Simply put, give me a chance with your love.
All the fear and uncertainty,
Let it fall, fly, and pass.
Regrets and admonitions
Becoming a thing of the past.
Once given a heart expands
Once broken it contacts.
Once healed it hardens.
But I ask, humbly, for more than that.
That you take my gentle pleading
Put behind all those other lovers
Who may have proved false, for me.
I will be your honest lover and receive you selfishly.
Lover, I dont want to hurt you
I'm not out to break a heart.
But I know that there is something here,
Worth giving a brand new start.
So stop! I'm not her.
And if she couldnt appreciate what she had,
The whole embodiment of you.
Then her loss, not yours, my bad.
Stop! I'm only me,
And if some of what I say
Brings to mind words she spoke
Then know even a liar can speak anothers truths.
Loving has to have a foundation to build from.
I seek only the opportunity to prove my value.
Passion, be damned, it is only secondary
A minor addition to all that we could share.
I don't make promises of stars or the moon.
Stopping the world or making the earth move
I make only assurances of what I am,
And my heart, time and love are more than any of these are worth.
I can't give you money, jewels,
Nor the numbers which will make the lottery yours.
But what I have I'd share with you,
I make no vows, of forever after and one day more.
If you never realize, that I was meant for you
And you in turn made for me I sigh.
Regret and sorrow in that one small sound
Which is louder than thunder and more profound than a sun which novas.
Yet what I give is freely done
No coercion, or hopes for rewards
And if that just isn't enough,
Then please show me mercy and walk away.
For just as I won't hurt you
I shall not allow you to harm my heart