If You

If You
——–
if you
are him
who heard
the appeal
recognised
the ordeal
.
swallowed hard
& took the hero’s steps
.
good karma and respect.
.
.
if you
are him
who watched the
damsel in distress
.
shed your culpability
for the mess by
taking a stand
for the rest
.
i do love you. forever.
.
however;
if you
are him
who stole
precious moments
with false pretenses
.
claimed the conquest
but lost the contest
.
pity and
shame upon you
.
if you
are him
who can love
the unlovable
understand
the recoverable
chance
the improbable
overcome
the impossible
.
please let me live
if only for the moment
.
i kiss those precious lips
and show my gratitude
.
.
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