Thursday, 26 January 2017
No Thank You John - Christina Rossetti
NO THANK YOU JOHN
By Christina Rossetti
I never said I loved you, John:
Why will you tease me day by day?
And was a weariness to think upon
With always "do" and "pray."?
You know I never loved you, John:
No fault of mine made me your toast:
Why will you haunt me with a face so wan
As shows an hour-old ghost?
I dare say Meg or Moll would take
Pity upon you, if you'd ask:
And pray don't remain single for my sake
Who can't perform that task.
I have no heart? - Perhaps I have not;
But then you're mad to take offence
That I don't give you what I have not got:
Use your own common sense.