To Be Cherished

I'm not needing to be told,
I should have someone in my life...
Who will appreciate me for who I am.
I'm not needing to be told that at all.

I'm just not ready to share my time,
Trying to convince someone...
I am a treasure,
To be cherished for the rest of their life.

And I have not found a single person,
Prepared to believe it!
I even had someone in my life,
Trying to feed me deceit to nourish my needs.

'Don't you think your perception of yourself,
Is a bit conceited? '

Not at all.
If I am going to share my life with anyone...
And accept their imperfections?
They best be prepared for my own to be exposed.

And then again,
I have old fashion values.
There is something about being treated with respect,
That turns me on.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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