I lay in thought, while others raced ahead.
Until I understood what friendship was.
I chose to look, while others leapt instead,
And learned what loving is, and what it does.
I searched inside, while many never could,
To troll the depths and nature of desire,
Though scorned, I searched until I understood
The metal that would fealty require.
I learned; and kept my friendship, burning love,
And deep desire, gilt like royalty;
For now, I knew the worth and nature of
Such strong emotions wrapped in loyalty:
So nurtured, close together, as they grew,
Until the day I gave them all to you.
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Such clarity is
A rare gift. Such fineness born
Throughout the long years
This I have myself
Been witness to, for dear Faith
Hast thou kept with me.
Every time I read this I want to marry you all over again.