“RESPECT, I HOPE!” Tuesday 12 June 2018
So much TALK, of patience and respect,
This I’d HOPE – so-as NOT TO NEGLECT,
For instance: IF you feel sleepy,
In need-of-rest; I hope I’m not weepy,
OR – insistent that you stay awake,
To prove some point, for goodness’ sake!
I would hope – I could respect you quite enough,
NOT to insist EXPLANATIONS- or get too gruff,
Because (perhaps) I’m feeling rested, and/or READY TO “GO,”
Out on the town (pause)
Well, please, Darling, KNOW:
That IF you need ANYTHING – to stay healthy and strong,
I want it for you – and WON’T count it as wrong!
I HOPE that you’’’ NEVER feign “else” for me,
WHATEVER WAY YOU ARE, I WANT YO TO BE!
So, IF I’m a CAD, and I “pooh-pooh” your states,
Please forgive (pause)
My “Norman Bates,”
My silly, mean and insistent side,
I HOPE – MY LOVE’S ALWAYS KIND AND WIDE!