To the one who led her on
Not once, but strangely twice
Why did he incessantly haggle
When he couldn’t pay the price?
Oh that shallow, tragic, seeker
Of a perfection that does not exist
Did he forget to gaze at his faults?
Is it just his grandeur, he can subsist?
Maybe he should have pondered
Before jumping in like a fool
Think and think hard, before you act
Was this not taught in school?
If the self was a fish
It would swim in its own sea
It would be the only king
And be all that it can be.
But the world isn’t his sole realm
And let us thank God for that
It doesn’t end where his footsteps stop
And she is not at the mercy of his jest’ at
He of course would disagree
His intentions were never wrong
Maybe he could have checked himself then
Before coming on too stupidly strong.
Anyway, it was all for the very better
To think what a horrible mistake she could have made
So relieved to see the not so bad reality for once
Why compromise for jam, when you want marmalade? ;)
21 October 2010