Your welcome was an opening
unto a better world of love
instead of vice, perversion and addiction,
and from darkness to the light of beauty,
from blind alleys down the drain of hopelessness
to just the opposite, the warmth of human nature.
How could I say no?
It was an offer in a lifetime
that could never be refused,
and all my hesitation and misgivings
were about that it seemed too good to be true;
and yet, there never was a truer truth
than that frail heart so full of love you offered.
I shall be as true to you as I have been
so far, as I have never failed you,
and my hope is, that I never shall be able to.