What Only She Will Ask!

I got home a little late and much too tired to eat a meal

crawled upstairs into my bed, for sleep I knew would heal

I was out and sound asleep,but she whispered, " I know its late,

but would you love me still, if I put on alot of weight ? "


" If I were in an accident and both my legs were gone

would you find me still attractive, would love be just as strong ? "

My eyes were very heavy, my thoughts confused and slow

I could not help but wonder, from where do such questions grow?


" If my face became disfigured, would you love me anyway,

would you see me just the same, or would you turn away? "

Sleep was tugging at my brain and I could not answer straight,

I asked if all these questions, possibly could wait ?


" What if I were paralyzed and we could never have sex again

would you love me anyway, or would you leave me then ? "

The sleep was driven from me and I bolted from the bed

the terror seized my senses, fear pounded in my head


" Yes my sweet, I'd love you, disfigured and overweight

and I would love you still, if sex were off the plate."

It takes such little assurance to satisfy her heart

she sleeps in peaceful bliss, as I shudder in the dark!

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Nicky Page 5 years ago from Indiana

Love it!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Thanks for the acknowledgement! She's kept me laughing for 43 years.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Lol, what a wonderful poem.


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Seakay 5 years ago from Florida

Delightful! Thanks for the write! LOL


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Hi Seakay, thanks for stopping by anf for the the kind comments.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

I have said it before, but must say it again. Thank you for sharing your gift with us!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Hi Jillian! Always enjoy hearing from you. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the coming year will smile graciously upon you.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

And this is why I am a fan, Everything of yours I read I love. Great job again!


arb 5 years ago

Thanks so much, can't express how much comments motivate. Be well!


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azure_sky 5 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

I can just picture this scenario!! Too funny! We do find the oddest times to question "love", don't we?

Loved this!!!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

azure sky! thanks for stopping by. enjoyed your comments and look forward to meeting your writing. Be well!


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Edlira 5 years ago

I wonder how come have I missed your writings, because from the quality they should be staying on the hot list for long. What a great read :-). And yes, you are right, that's how little it takes for a woman to be happy...lol. From what you write I am having the doubt I might be related to your wife....lol


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Thank you so much Edlira. What an absolutely wonderful comment. I am truly humbled.


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

You cannot ever possibly become bored if you're really answering questions such as those! Yes, we women do look at things a bit differently than most men, and the difference in our thoughts is apt to show up in what we say.

Delightful poem....Jaye


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

marriage is the most entertaining place I have ever been! Thanks Jaye.

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