I Dare Not Tell You How Much I Love You
By Rick Rucker
Were I to tell you how much I love you,
That you hold my Heart in your hand,
That you have a power over me,
That I did not know existed, in this, or any, land,
That, when we meet, my pulse quickens,
My body, all over, I feel a flush,
That, if you wanted, you could,
Like snuffing out a cigarette, my Life, crush,
Do you know you have The Power,
To make me a pauper, or a King?
Very simply, you could,
Make me do ‘most anything,
I did not know that such an addiction,
Could make me cry, or sing,
That a cure does not exist,
Not even if you wore my ring!
Can needing something so much
Be good for me, for life?
Yes, it can, that is why,
I want you for my Wife!
From your side, I have some qualities,
I will not stray, and I am never late,
I am willing to try hard,
And will be a loving, faithful Mate!
I hope you never read this,
That you never get to see,
That, if you left me,
How devastated I would be!