I know you strew rose petals on the floor and across the bed,
But never down a wedding aisle will those petals be spread.
I know we have shared food and drink in sunshine and rain,
But never will we share a piece of wedding cake and champagne.
I know you have held my hand with a touch that still lingers,
But never will you slip a plain band of gold upon my finger.
I know we have shared intimacies that make me swoon,
But never will we share the intimacies we call a honeymoon.
I know we have shared many precious moments of life,
But I know I shall never be the woman you call your wife.
Yes, my darling, I know that all of these things are true ,
But I also promise you this, I shall go to my grave loving you.