Please Understand

I have a request
that I can only expect
to be rejected;

Fear has led me
to ask for 

Of something 
I do not get
but could you;

Wouldn't you
tell me what I mean
in spite of the chances;

Gamblers, we did not mean to be
it was a sure thing, they said
first, second, third person;

And here we are
knowing not where
I won't ask;

But if you do
let me know
what you understand.