There are adages and songs galore which speak to a moral And we've all still tried to test their validity and question the quarrel Like, "Everybody Plays The Fool, Somestimes." And, "Get me once, shame on you. Get me twice, shame on me." But, sadly, for many, only in hindsight can they understand them and agree. Now, we've all, in some fashion, been used, betrayed, and misled And, hopefully, the lessons taught made us more careful where we'll tread But, there is a distinct difference between Being a "VICTIM" And being a "VOLUNTEER." Some of us, misguidedly, think That we can, somehow, steer Our wayward mate onto a more favorable course While some stay in waaay too long Hoping that things will surely change If they'd just persevere So, speaking as a woman, I can't have a whole lot of compassion When another female will so obtusely accept whatever ration Her mate metes out And in the end Still wondering where She chose the wrong route Even, after initially leaving, returning for even more emotional bruises But, all that serves to say is that he can do...... whatever he chooses Now, it matters not how his smile and attentions May make you giddy and, downright, glisten For, I've heard it said "That when a man SHOWS you who he is, you betta listen."