Sonnet №21. Do you let them in?
How long before you know someone do you
let them in, share with them your spirit soul?
A year, or two, or three? Do you feel true
to truth or hath the lies taken their toll?
Says Maya, when someone shows you who they
truly are for the first time believe them.
Why would you not believe them when they say
“I am an ass and you, I doth condemn.”
Hence, if one fains to let you in their heart’s
true gate, take thy gift with a solemn grace.
Treat it unkind, acerb tears it apart.
Cherish the heart, there is your love’s true face.
Always, please, shalt thou be most gentlekind
and find your loyal hearts, years on, entwined.
David L. Stanley. May, 2019