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Words of Love

Modern shamen
Say that they know
"The fourteen words that will make someone fall in love with you forever"
"Seven words that will send them away without pain."
I wonder if such phrases
Really do exist.
Words of love.
What fourteen words
Would I have to hear
To make me fall in love forever.
What words did I hear
When I fell in love?
I don't remember.
But I do remember
It was very clear
That he was listening,
That he cared,
And that he understood.
Fourteen words
To show him that I'm listening
That I understand
And I care.
I don't think it's the same
Fourteen words for everyone.

1 January 2001

by Bill Cattey