I had but lost my lust for life,
I had, until I saw you.
Cupid's pointy arrow struck,
but lo, what wound was this!
The heart was pierced,
and yet I stood - swollen, smiling!
I had not lived,
until I lived in your love.
You smiled and the dark night vanished,
you called sweetheart and loneliness was banished.
The world was suddenly so much more beautiful,
The people in it, so much more caring.
Your love changed me,
Your love gave me courage.
Now I smile at the change you have wrought,
Now I find myself more forgiving and understanding.
Would that I could have your love forever,
My Dearest Puppykins!