I Cheated

by Brian Jones

Added 23 June 2003

To you my loving wife,
I must now confess:
I cheated.

When you told me
of the Valentine's card
hidden in my luggage,
I lasted a mere two hours.

I broke down and cried.

I have cheated many times.

I cheated on loneliness
when I found you and found love.
I cheat on hunger every time
I hold you close.
I cheated on sorrow,
And get Valentine's Day every day.

I cheated and read the card early,
and missed you all the more;
and love you greater still.

Written 11 February 2002
Cincinnati, Ohio

U.S. Copyright # Txu 728-358