What Words Don't Say

Oh my darling and dearest Eliza,

Though you say to me you have no other,

Your fair features tell me of another,

My dear Eliza, what words don't say,

Your eyes, your lips, your expressions betray.

They tell me of days spent with a secret lover,

They tell me of nights spent in the midst of pleasure,

They tell me of a life spent with another,

And even in death, an eternity together.

Oh my darling and dearest Eliza,

Heed my desperate plea,

Oh please, just please, don't lie to me,

Though my heart may shatter and my tears fall,

Tell me the truth, and for you, I'll end it all.