joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Category: Romantic

Forever Young

Months have passed

Years, decades

But to me

To my eyes

You look the same

The doe-eyed girl that I knew

That very first time

Beautiful

Timeless

Forever young

Forever in my heart

The Heat of Your Heart

I am cold

Shivering in the cool air of the night

Seeking whatever warmth I can find

So I reach out

Reach out to you

And I am finally warm

Keeping myself close to you

And basking in

The heat of your heart

Stars and Rainbows

You are my inspiration

A source of magic in my life

When you are around me

When thoughts of you dominate my day

The world is switched to technicolor

My days are filled with rainbows

And my nights populated with iridescent stars

The world is filled with beauty

And I am happy

Because I am with you

Soon

Weeks pass to day pass to hours
I wait, wait with baited breath
Wait for she who lights my life
She who completes me
Makes my soul sing
Makes me happy
Makes me better
I have waited a long time
But she will be in my arms again
Soon

Dibbs

You are mine my love
I called dibbs
Set my claim
Paramount and in perpetuity
All rights reserved
Public and private

I’ve called dibbs
On your smile
On your laugh
On the mischief in your eyes
On the whispers on your lips
On the song within your heart

I’ve called dibbs
On being there for you
Every day without fail
On being your rock, your cushion
Your bulwark against the world

I’ve called dibbs
On the good
And the bad
The laughter and the tears
The fights and the making ups

I’ve called dibbs
For all my days
Whatever there maybe
Because my love, I know full well
You’ve called dibbs on me

Visions

With you, my love
I have visions
I am a year later
Asking you to marry me
I am two years from now
Gingerly touching the curve in your waist
Overjoyed with news you just gave me
I am five years later
You by my side, as we walk through the park
A child toddling along ahead
I am fifty years from now
Old in our skins but young in our hearts
Looking at each others eyes
I have these visions
Every moment you are there
Every time you’re in my thoughts
Every second of every day
I try to make them real

Morning After

It is the morning after we met

I wake up early, life filled with possibility

Your number in my pocket

Waiting to be called

But not yet

I know that it is too early

That eagerness may spoil the fun

Ruin the romance

So I wait

Cooking a Frittata to pass the time

Ingredients swirling in the pan

As I recall how we danced that night

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Chimera writing challenge # 15 

Worth The World

For you, my love
I would give the world
Every inch, every foot
The blade of grass
Every grain of sand
From the endless ice to the scorching desert
East to West
And North to South
Because if I have you
Even if only for a second
It would be worh to me
Far more than the world
And everything in it

Break it Down

Break it down for me

The game we call love

Down to its essence

Its tiniest particles

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Start simply

Note the soft kisses at the start of a long day

Record the passion brought at midnight

Measure the sweet words under bated breath

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Look closer

Titrate the rush of the first kiss against life’s long minute

Image the fights and the make-up

Analyse the break-ups and the new possibilities that come after

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See the entirety

See the passion and the heartbreak

See the beginning and the end

See it all

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Break it down for me

The highs, the lows, the good, the bad

Show me what I know

To play the game is always to win

Distant

You are distant now
Past forests and seas
Past clouds and the mountains that pierce them
Across the very world

Our separation is vast
Almost beyond comprehension
The width of the world between us
Keeping you from my arms

But I weep not
Because though the world keeps us apart
With a barrier of distance
We are still together

Together in our minds
Together in our hearts
And not even the distance of the world
Can keep my love from you