Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,742 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Ideal Of Love - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

I live out my ideal of love by never setting ultima-
tums or threatening while you live out the complete
opposite: enforcing obedience through threats and
control, criticism and aggression

You believe in brute force while I put my trust in emo-
tions and the rational mind; this creates the perfect
synergy as I accept strict rules in exchange for the
advantages of friendship and help

You are a benevolent dictator and I pay the only price
required - loss of freedom - with amused complaisance,
resigned to my fate, given that freedom to be miserable
and lonely does not appeal to me

Loneliness is worse than death - while you enjoy the be-
nefit of being served with respect by a willing subject; I
enjoy the protection and help of a most loyal oppressor
who is completely trustworthy

And acts with integrity: all these qualities are so much
better than a charismatic, charming lover with sweet
compliments who is unfaithful and false - YOU are
always honest and benevolent

Wisdom taught me it is better to give up superficial freedom
and dignity for the advantage of a kind companion who has
never let me down, who never cheats, who always puts
the kids first; creating a safe home

Where my mind and thoughts are free to roam in a future
universe where true love leaves room for freedom
and dignity also…

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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