I have been told to swallow The Bitter Pill

I refuse to take the medicine

Love is a state of grace

A gift, a blessing
conferred upon me
that I humbly accept
and honor 
with all of my being 

having sworn fealty,
I stand by my heart and soul
with all of my might

If by chance, I were forced to swallow
The Bitter Pill,
it would have no effect

for within me lies the antidote:

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