You Have to Know Me

 

 

A poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

 

Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Claire, Iíve worked with you,

 

God, Iíve loved our time together so.

 

But there is something

 

On my mind that you should know.

 

Iím a man,

 

But while I am older,

 

Iím much more than a shoulder.

 

While this might be awkward,

 

Girl, itís time I showed you my cards.

 

CHORUS

 

You have to know me,

 

Couldnít hurt you if I tried.

 

You have to know me.

 

I'm so happy by your side.

 

You have to know me.

 

Wanna make you my bride.
 

 

VERSE 2

 

Claire, I know you

 

Had twin babies just before he fled.

 

Not a prob.

 

Eight years heís in the

 

state prison without having wed.

 

 

Claire you know,

 

Each day when I wake up,

 

And I pour me a cup.

 

I know how much more I could be, 

 

If you were here, with love, beside me.

 

 

CHORUS

 

You have to know me.

 

And how much I want to share your life.

 

You have to know me.

 

But thereís one thing which we must agree.

 

You have to know me.

 

Before I can take you for my wife.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

Would you give me a son or daughter

 

To perfect our love song.

 

For this contained love to flow as white water.

 

Just say yes to children and weíll be wed.

 

But if you say no, can we act like nothingís said?

 


CHORUS

 

You have to know me,

 

Couldnít hurt you if I tried.

 

You have to know me.

 

I'm so happy by your side.

 

You have to know me.

 

Wanna make you my bride.

 

 

Note:  My muse for this effort was the incredible 40 year old actress Claire Forlani.

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about stepfathers, Poems about solid citizens, Poems about May-September romances, Poems about compromises made to survive.