Words are not expensive
So I can afford to spend them on you
Without being apprehensive.
But then mere words, cheap
Could steal a well guarded heart
Or break one, chip after chip.
"I hate you" could end a life
Just as a casually whispered "I love you"
Could turn a girl into a wife!
So though words are inexpensive
And I desire to spend them on pretty you
I'll not, lest you be apprehensive.