I knew a way to guarantee my love
When I, first born, came here without a care
My family welcomed me as from above
I didn’t know what I was meant to share
Secure, I ate and slept, my needs were met.
I grew, assured the world revolved on me
And then at school became the teacher’s pet
Unconsciously believed I held the key.
As I grew older, this I knew was true
With love no guarantee or oath is sure
My heart was broken, bent and full of rue
I lost the love I thought had been so pure.
So whether friend or foe I do admit
You must give love before receiving it.