No Grand Romance

no grand romance shall fall below these quills
for where goes the heightened passion
when happily ever after begins

make me no heroine of such novels
for I have neither the courage, wit, nor form
and I am ever the possessor of baser instincts

give me not the knight in shining armor
for his enlightened being and mind cannot abide
by my own common self

show me no villains cruel and cold
for naivety of mine shall shield my sight
and make me the victim before my time

Written on May 17, 2002.
Revised on May 20, 2003.