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In loving one one but encumbers
One who loves in plural numbers,
Love e’er should free and easy be
Choose he or she but we choose we.

The kind of love that you propose
Perhaps it works sometimes who knows.
I’ve no intention to impose
My will upon your own.

Said what is said just leave me free
To love two, four or twenty-three.
We’ll live love in equality.

Your failure to understand,
It warrants not your reprimand.
Our love has too its share of thorns,
Not least of which is others’ scorn.
Secure in many arms we lie,
And draw our lives down from the sky,
‘Til death -- we’re not so unlike you.
The difference lies alone in that your number totals only two.
So to your love, your only love, may ever you be true,
While I the same with all my loves and lovers’ loves shall do.

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The following comments are for "A letter to society about the safety of numbers"
by sixstrungout


Word is out that it's time Harry got married.

He has been playing Gooseberry for long enough apparently

However he is extremely rich pretty much out out contention for the throne....

Why should he tie himself down with just one man or woman..... maybe he has read your verse

As for me I could neither afford a Harem besides my stress limit would be too far exceeded.... So I hope to stick with just one,

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: August 18, 2012 )

A harem is a unilateral arrangement. This poem is about polyamory which is an egalitarian arrangement. One man does not take care of several men or women as you may imagine, but rather everyone takes care of their self. If one person in such an arrangement requires support, say financial support, everyone helps them. Additionally, polyamory is no more stressful than monogamy for those who practice it, perhaps even less so. However, if your understanding is of a unilateral agreement, that would be remarkably stressful. While I don't think polyamory is for everyone, (certainly not for anyone with jealousy issues,) it is a viable option and should not be equated with a harem.

( Posted by: sixstrungout [Member] On: August 24, 2012 )

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