Richard W. Reith

PLEASE DON’T TELL ME

Please don’t tell me
You will love me forever.
Just for the rest of my life.
Please don’t tell me
You want to be everything.
Just be my loving wife.

Please don’t tell me
I will always matter.
Just tell me how much you’ll care.
Please know you are
My rose in winter,
Bringing color to life so rare.

Please don’t tell me
You will be anything
Other than what you desire to be.
And please don’t be
That wonderful woman
With anyone else, but me.