He had a fault, this is most true
But others have faults greater still
A noble profile was his rue
But many have done greater ill
And yet he would not show
His love, nor let her know
That she was dear
Though he was near
He dared not tell her so.
Now why was he the only man
To see himself not worth his prize?
About myself they plot and plan
How to find favour in my eyes
But never do they guess
That I might think them less
Than one who chose
Due to his nose
To love but not confess.


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    General CommentBased on the play, Cyrano de Bergerac. In the play, the character Cyrano is in love with a beautiful woman named Roxane but he doesn't go after her because he thinks he's too ugly and his nose is too big. Instead, he woos her on his handsomer (stupider) friend's behalf.
    Cyndolon October 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlove without want rests easy on the shoulders
    those that claim want something more
    Matt Holckon July 22, 2009   Link

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