Here’s a poem from the book “I kissed dating goodbye”. Not to say anything about the book, but I really liked this poem he quoted…
A Woman’s Question
By Lena Lathrop.
Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
Ever made by the Hand above?
A woman’s heart, and a woman’s life-And a woman’s wonderful love.
Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing
As a child might ask for a toy?
Demanding what others have died to win
With the reckless dash of a boy.
You have written my lesson of duty out
Manlike you have questioned me
Now stand at the bars of my woman’s soul
Until I shall question thee
You require your mutton shall always be hot
Your socks and your shirt be whole
I require your heart be true as God’s stars
And as pure as his heaven your soul
You require a cook for your mutton and beef
I require a far greater thing
A seamstress you’re wanting for socks and shirts
I look for a man and a king
A king for the beautiful realm called home
And a man that his Maker God
Shall look upon as he did on the first
And say; “It is very good.”
I am fair and young, but the rose may fade
From this soft young cheek one day
Will you love me then ‘mid the falling leaves
As you did ‘mong the blossoms of May?
Is your heart an ocean so strong and true
I may launch my all on its tide?
A loving woman finds heaven and hell
On the day she is made a bride
I require all things that are grand and true
All things that a man should be
If you give this all, I would stake my life
To be all you demand of me
If you cannot be this; a laundress and cook
You can hire and little to pay
But a woman’s heart and a woman’s life
Are not to be won this way.