Lindsay McBirnie + Shahnaaz Bakshi

The Course of True Love

Monday, April 27th, 2009

He said I love you.
She said I love you.

He said I love you more than it is possible.
She said I love you as much as possible.

He said I would love you to the end of eternity.
She said I would love you to the end of my life.

He said I love you enough to shower you with diamonds.
She said I love you enough to stand in this rain of stones.

He said I love you enough to pick all the stars in a necklace for you.
She said I love you enough to adorn myself with this weighty ornament.

He said I love you enough to walk barefoot across the burning desert.
She said I love you enough to sit patiently till your blistered feet heal.

He said I love you enough to jump off the highest mountain for one smile.
She said I love you enough to never smile and save you this arduous climb.

He said I love you enough to fight a thousand barbarians and protect your honour.
She said I love you enough to meet not a single barbarian and preserve your life.

He said I love you enough to tear open my chest and reveal the heart that beats only    for you.
She said I love you enough to witness this gruesome exhibition and stitch your wounds shut.

He said Your love surprises me in its restraint when accepting these gifts of great value.
She said Your love amazes me in its eagerness when offering these gifts of little use.

He said Your love seems hesitant to explore beyond the limits of the sky.
She said Your love seems mistrustful of walking the firmness of the ground.

He said Your love seems uncaring of the pain I would willingly bear for you.
She said Your love seems unaware of the strain you would put me through.

He said Your love seems incapable of realizing the height of my passion.
She said Your love seems unable to recognize the depth of my annoyance.

He said Your love shocks me with its lack of sensibility.
She said Your love appals me with its absence of sense.

He said Your love is nothing but a sham now, I see.
She said Your love is a farce that is clear to me.

He said Your love shatters me into a million pieces.
She said Your love splits my heart into just two.

He said I hate you.
She said I hate you.