DUTY TO LOVE AND FAMILY
Before me laid an untasted bowl of candy
And the duty owed to family.
Do I satisfy my long craving self
Failing to respect responsibility ?
Or to my lover's vows turn deaf
And pay homage to ageing sagacity?
Papa claimed my lover gave not all he has
For marriage is what love should be about
Trapped between a coward and a Thomas
What bravery have I to clear whose doubt?
Over the seas and far away
Lies my lover too cowardly to seek me
Nearer to me to lead my way
Stands my father too doubtful to trade me
Do I elope with hopes of a love fantasy
And banish every iota of reality
Or pay to my father his tribute due
By the murder of my lover's cue?
When after a lover may come another
I shall remain my father's daughter
For love ought to rest with the unchanged
Pure bliss and free from sacrilege
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