Sonnet IV. The Truth Revealed

Oh, can you tell me how to make this right?

At fifty-five, I think I understand

That love can last beyond the morning light

And is not gained by force nor by command.

I longed to meet someone who showed me how

To love, without demand without the pain.

Then, I did meet someone who sought to know

The beauty that I hid behind my shame.

Unlike the first, he listened to the tale

Of love’s deception and of battles fought

Against the lies, the pain to get it right.

Friendship first, no kiss, no demands were sought.

Now we stand and say our vows, our first kiss.

The truth revealed, now I know what love is.

 

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Sonnet I -Are Daddy’s Words the Truth or Does He Lie?

Sonnet II- Does Love Abide Where I Cannot See?

III. How Can I Make It Right?

Sonnet V-At Last I Stand Approved

What Kind of Love is This? Part III Sonnets

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