This Foolish Love

M. Fennell

 

 

I am a teacher
This I can’t change
Men of science and business all think I’m strange
But I do not care, for my life is arranged
To promote truth and beauty
and to minimize pain

Love and sorrow
will always be intertwined
The more deeply I cared, the more deeply I cried
In order to succeed
we become worldly wise
Protecting our hearts with our trite alibis

Call me a fool
Call me naive
I tend to care deeply for I firmly believe
Love is soon lost if not often retrieved

Like many others
there’s been pain I’ve been through
It has given me strength
and tranquillity too
And though under no edict
what I’d most rather do
Is to gather my love
to give freely to you