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  • I Don't Want a Lover.

    I don't want a lover.
    Infatuations fall out of fashion.

    I don't want someone who's beautiful.
    A pretty thing is like a sweater:
    Moths feast on it during the summer and
    Come autumn I might want something new.

    Besides, pretty things don't keep me warm
    When bitter winter winds creep under the door.

    I don't want someone with doll's empty head
    Who can't banter and joke and rhyme.
    An empty pot makes a bigger racket
    Than one filled up to the brim.

    And I especially don't want someone who's perfect
    Because she'll eventually regard me with contempt
    As all my flaws are found out and examined.

    This is What I Want:

    A Friend:
    Because a true friend will always be there
    Holding an umbrella
    When the rain begins to fall.

    A Partner:
    Because a true partner will always have my back
    And I will always try to protect her from adversities.

    An Artist:
    Because surely she collaborates with God
    And creates beautiful work never before imagined,
    Making this world a much better place.

    And I want a Teacher.
    Someone who'll instruct me
    Because I have so much left to learn.
    And perhaps I can return the favor.

    If I am ever blessed by someone with these qualities
    Only then will all the earth will melt away
    From the fiery passion
    Kindled from respect and admiration.

    And I will be complete.
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