The Modern Woman to Her Lover
I shall not lie to you any more,
Flatter or fawn to attain my end—
I am what never has been before,
I shall be strong as a man is strong,
I shall be fair as a man is fair,
Hand in locked hand we shall pass along
To a purer air:
I shall not drag at your bridle-rein,
Knee pressed to knee shall we ride the hill;
I shall not lie to you ever again—
Will you love me still?
This poem is in the public domain.