Suppose I chose to satisfy your mind
As a good friend would always try to do,
Then standing in the shadows undefined
I’d note the things that you define as true.
Since windows of your heart let in the sun,
For all it’s worth my sonnet’s now begun!
If intellect respects intelligence
A mindful muse must never share pretense.
Before we know what sins that sorrows share
It’s wise to note what moves one’s heart to sing,
Lest all the good that goodness came to bare
Is nullified when I’m misunderstood!
To satisfy another’s need for love –
You first must understand what they’ve withstood.