Do you love me?

She asked.

More than anything,

He replied,

More than all gold, silver, or gems.

Will you stay with me?

She asked.

Of course,

He replied,

I'll stay with you forever, never leave your side.

Will you kiss me?

She asked,

Of course,

He replied,

But the kiss died upon her lips,

Like a sweet rose,

Never to bloom,

Never to fade.