A Gift

Show me who you really are,
Make it your confession,
Honesty, comes fair, though hard,
Truth earns my tender affection.

Press a rose upon my breast,
Soft petals of a precious kiss,
Thorns may leave a scar to bear,
Verity, a treasured gift you give.

–Joan Wiley

Copyright 2021 Joan Wiley

Published by Wayward Writer

American Author, Entrepreneur, and Free-Thinker.

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