I said that men were cowards,

I thought that men were brave,

I said that women gained no faith

For all the love they gave.

Beneath a mask of scorning

I wore a heart of trust,

But laughed in all my lovers' eyes

And vowed their vows were dust.

Time showed my words were true ones,

My thoughts have proved no test,

But still beneath my mask, I say

I know my dreams were best.