joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Category: Romantic

For you

You saved the letters I wrote

The rough prose and youthful hand an unfamiliar receptacle for familiar feelings

I found them in your dresser drawer

The one place truly yours in a life totally shared

I had never opened it

Not in all the years since we moved in together

Not through the highs and the lows of decades together

Not even those final hard years of sickness

I thought about keeping them

A memory of how I felt

The love that makes what I have to do the hardest thing I ever did

But I don’t need to

My love for you is the only thing still bright as the rest of me fades

I instead have decided to place them with you

In the casket

As you take your final rest

For those letters

Like my heart

Are for now and forever

For you

 

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Love’s flame

Deep within me,

Within the heart of my being,

There burns a flame,

Powerful yet contained

Hot but not burning

It lights up my soul

Driving away the darkness which lay there before

Filling it with joy

A happiness stronger than ever before

It’s  brought by the simplest things

The smile you give me in the morning

The soft kisses beneath the sheets

The caress of your hand

All of which feeds the flame

The flame of my love for you

Four years

Recently I awoke,

As I always do,

You beside me

Wrapped in sheets,

Your natural state,

Enjoying the silence,

No words spoken,

Only a hug, a soft kiss,

Nothing else needed

To celebrate the passing

Four years together

With you, the love of my life.

You

You, my love have no compare

Your beauty’s more than I can bare

Your smile a light across the world

Your scent as like a rose unfurled

Your eyes a font that fills my soul

Your lips, sweet kiss, my only goal

You, my love now own my life

For you, sweet love, are now my wife.

 

 

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