for the well-cut diamond, the glittering ring,
nor those pure necklaces of gleaming pearls,
or precious treasures of a prosperous king.
I do not ask, I do not wish,
for lawns of luscious sprawling green,
nor some princely palatial plush abode,
or luxury fit for a reigning queen.
I do not ask, do not wish,
for the richness of velvet, softness of silk,
nor gold-rimmed plates, silver spoons,
or those rare antique goblets of milk.
All the riches, all the wealth,
have no worth, no appeal,
when by my side you stand tall,
filled with love, from head to heel.
All I ask, all I wish,
Is for a lifetime of your loving heart,
To feel your fingers holding mine,
and not a moment, not a day apart.