Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth

When my love swears that she is made of truth
I do believe her, though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutored youth,
Unlearnèd in the world's false subtleties.
Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
Although she knows my days are past the best,
Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue;
On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed.
But wherefore says she not she is unjust?
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
O, love's best habit is in seeming trust,
And age in love, loves not to have years told.
Therefore I lie with her, and she with me,
And in our faults by lies we flattered be.

by William Shakespeare

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its awesome for my girlfriend
~ When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her, though I know she lies, ~ .............he does believe love....even though he knows she lies... .........this means he is a believer in love....great write..
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out
I cannot lie but live to tell the truth. Flattered by the lips that never spoke. Eleven lines are left two split in half......iip
And wherefore say not I that I am old? O, love's best habit is in seeming trust, And age in love, loves not to have years told. Therefore I lie with her, and she with me, And in our faults by lies we flattered be
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