One Other Heart

I've been told I'm beautiful
by men who seem to want no more
than just a one-night stand
or a fantasy that never
quite comes real
so help me, please, to understand
just what I'm up against

I speak now in defense
of all that is most beautiful
for this spirit simply can't be held
or commanded at another's whim
and yet these endless battles
I simply can't withstand
not any more

I seek for so much more
than merely lust
that quenches just
a momentary desire
for this fire that burns
within my heart
refuses all such alibis
and cannot stand or understand
the lies that intellect alone conceives

for deep inside
I still believe in love
unconditional yet free
allowing soul to be
just what it must

Is this simply an ideal
that can never be made real
or could it be
that just one other heart
believes it too . . . ?

It almost seems
we've been conditioned to believe
that only mother-love can ever be
this unconditional and free
and yet I must contest
that every heart contains
the wisdom to retain
such honesty

and so, you see
although I have been told
that I'm beautiful
by men who seem to want no more
than just a one-night stand
or a fantasy that never
quite comes real
I simply cannot understand
this battle that I'm up against

when all I want or need
is just a love that's real . . .

?Michaelette?

6/9/2000
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