Sunday, September 26, 2010

The One That Mattered

“I love you very much”,
he would say to complete
contact with every woman
towards the end. A kindness,

both for him and the other.
Sometimes, most times
in the moment it was true.

And, the easy thing to do.
As his caregiver I held the secret
of this promiscuous proclamation close.

Constantly amazed
to see what a woman will do
when she believes
she is the one that mattered.


Blogger Dale said...

It becomes increasingly harder to tell the truth, I find, as time goes on -- about everything, but especially about love. "I love you" is what everyone wants to hear, but God knows what they make it mean, in their secret hearts: and God knows what I mean when I say it.

9:39 PM  
Blogger J.B. said...

Lol this reminds me of my brother in law, when he was dying told each girl that they were his favourite. The secret came out in the end . but no one minded .

11:48 PM  
Blogger Kay McKenzie Cooke said...

So well put in a gentle, lovely, honest poem.

4:13 AM  

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