THE TEST

 

How can I be sure

He will love me

Unconditionally?

So I say something

About myself

Not quite true

To see what he will do

And he fails

Doesn’t question legitimacy

Just believes and moves on

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Tests seem dishonest

But they have validity

Whether in ancient Greece, the Bible

From fairy tales to fables

The king sets a test

To see

If the prince is worthy

Of his daughter’s hand

Muck out a stable

Bring me the dragon’s head

Many a prince has kissed a corpse

Reviving the princess

And some princesses

Have kissed toads

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Romance is a rocky road

Do you test…?

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© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Ruggierio Rescuing Angelica (Wikipedia)

 

 

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