Your Lover

by Dee Newman

If your intent was to break my heart,
To make me cry and feel unneeded,
If it was to drive us farther apart
And leave me lonely, you succeeded.
Though your assessment and rejection
Of my character has more than strained
Our relationship, my affection,
Fondness, and love for you has not waned.
You are an exceptional person
And I feel blessed you chose to share
Your life with me. Though your aspersion
That I’m a fanatic is unfair,
Insulting, offensive and untrue,
I refuse to let it diminish
My regard, respect and care for you.
Though it seems nothing can replenish
          The warmth we once had for each other,
          I will always remain your lover.

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