some people say I must have been endowed at birth
with plenty of ‘The Elixir of Love’
since I still practise in this delightful field
while he has surrendered it to Time.
The religious once wanted us to ‘populate the Earth’
and often said we were too eager –
men who wanted women all to yield
were to be curbed, hemmed in with moral rules,
and women were told to submit and not to seek –
the reason’s obvious, since human love
leaves that for gods or creeds right up the creek,
and priests to call in vain for help above.
So if you have the Elixir in your genes
seek love and joy by every possible means!