“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” – Albert Einstein
You mock me when I place my whole being on a relationship you believe is a total loss. Let me tell you why I place all my chips on this roll of the dice…
I see the beauty overlooked by hasty and careless lovers
I see the hope in her intelligence, which she hid because she was told to be seen and not heard
I see the potential in her crazy wild rebellion, it chases the common fools away
I see the wonder in mischievous eyes, her wildness never tamed
I see the strength born from the violent men she has endured and survived
I see the determination to never give up, though the world laughs at her struggle
I see the passion that only a woman of character and spiritual vitality can bring
I see the scars that others gave her, trying to mar the beauty she wouldn’t give
I see the ravages that nature gave trying to lash her to the grave
I see the marvel of a woman, a companion, and a warrior by my side.
A woman, pure and undefiled, strong and wise, passionate and tender deserving of my gamble for the privilege to stand by her.
Also published in Broowaha Magazine