She questioned him ,
Tell me dear , and tell me the truth ,
am I pretty ?
am I determined and gritty ?
am I thin ?
does my beauty run deeper than my skin?
am I smart and crafty ?
have I ideals , bold and lofty ?
And he told her ,
you are pretty as a picture ,
You are intelligent and smart ,
as if you have read a thousand scriptures ,
You are determined and crafty,
ready to attain any goal ,
no matter how I high and lofty ,
your heart is even more beautiful ,
than your face ,
You are everything but commonplace .
And now , tell me , she asked,
was what you just said ,
the honest truth?
He grinned , and replied ,
if I were to tell you the truth for sure ,
I don't really think ,
That you would be sitting here ,
having this conversation with me anymore.