ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Forever Love

69696070_2096408504000552_2161651302000492544_n

Could she be out there
The one that’s on my mind,
If I searched through her thoughts
What would I find?
What needs and desires
Linger behind her eyes,
Those rich pools of love
As deep and lovely as the skies
I gaze upon her smile
And admire the waves in her hair,
I stand like a sailor at sea
Mesmerized, I am lost in the stare
The sound of her laughter
Is like a whisper in the wind,
I’d wait for the breeze from her heart
And the rain inviting me in
Lured by the words
Floating on her voice that is Heaven,
On a scale of one-to-ten
Her beauty is an eleven
Could she be out there
The one that hides in my dreams,
What if I found her in the words
That pour out of me in streams
She would immortalize my poetry
As she soaks onto each page,
She would give meaning to true love
That lasts beyond an age
An era—an epoch
Beyond any measure of time,
If I searched through her thoughts
Would she say she is eternally mine?

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Ignorance Is Bliss

69621323_2097120763929326_7881445780513357824_n

I could say I know what I know
Yet I may not know anything at all,
I know I cried in the Spring
And I laughed in the Fall
I know I whispered in Winter
A prayer to the gods,
I saw in the Summer
That the stars were the odds
If one of them fell
From the skies high above,
I know I would have dared
To wish for true love
But if a wish won’t come true
Because it’s not in my fate,
What would I do without you
If I had loved you too late
What if our lifetime of love
Had been in a lifetime before?
And though you loved me too much
I had loved you just a little bit more
Would that have been enough
For our love to reach us from the past?
Would you believe I loved you first
And that I want to love you last
I may not know you that well
Because we are just friends,
But I know that the truest love
Is the one that never ends
No alpha and omega
As we redefine forever,
I simply know in my heart
That we should be together
If you ask me how I know
I’ll say that I’d rather understand,
Because to love you is to be
Water that cannot resist the sand.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: If Her Name Was…

69260413_2095047437469992_541958850517925888_n

If her name was beauty
She would be the untouchable flower,
If her name was time
She would redefine forever in the final hour
If her name was heaven
She would fall just like the rain,
If her name was love
I’d fall for her just the same
If her name was music
She would be the harmony of my soul,
If her name was heartbreak
She would be the one to make my heart whole
If her name was poetry
She would be the deepest verse,
If her name was magic
She would be the gift to lift the curse
If her name was happy
She would be an angel’s laughter,
If her name was story
She would be my happily ever after
If her name was perfect
She would be worthy of honor and laud,
If her name was language
She would be the idiom of God.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Pirate of Passion

69233637_2092490371059032_2749803608118657024_o

It all started
When I gazed into her eyes,
Seeing her smile
Was like watching the sunrise
Her beauty indescribable
Akin to catching light,
She is the moon and the stars
That illuminates my dreams at night
When my heart whispers poetry
I hear the echo of her name,
When my soul feels warmth
I feel the presence of her flame
Fluttering like a butterfly
Trying to kiss the shadows,
If loving her meant death
Then send me to the gallows
As a pirate of passion
She is the one I want to please,
For her heart I’d chase a sunset
Across the seven seas
I’d read the constellations
To find out where she hides,
Despite miscalculations
I’d sail against the tides
If she smiled in the darkness
I’d swim to where her reflection kissed the sea,
My alpha and omega
She is more than a goddess to me.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: What Might I Do?

68706470_2090771084564294_2282633328068657152_o.jpg

What might I remember
From a lifetime before,
If I felt the waves of your caress
Arriving at my shore
What might I hear
When I listen to the breeze,
Would the echo of your voice
Put my mind at ease
What might I taste
If your lips kissed mine,
Would it be the wine of love
Come straight from the vine
What might I take
From a fraction of forever,
If I felt eternity
Fall on me in drops
What might I lose
If I dared to blink,
Would you vanish from my sea
And leave my heart alone to sink
What might I tell myself
And believe it to be true,
When in a world of lies
My skies already fell for you.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Never Enough

69566823_2090119514629451_7222575094109831168_o

Would it be enough
To see her in your dreams,
That glimpse into heaven
Where destiny is what it seems
Each second is a lifetime
You endure without a breath,
Love will last until the last
Beyond the reach of death…

Would it be enough
To have her in your embrace,
Inhale your reason for breathing
Exhale—and she may leave without a trace
If she lingered on a whisper
Would you catch her with your heart,
Guard her as your best kept secret
To never be apart…

Would it be enough
To lose yourself in her gaze,
To fall into the realm of her thoughts
And navigate her maze
Rush not to find her heart
Fret not that you’ll miss your fate,
For in time you will discover
That she was worth the wait…

Would it be enough
To inhale her scent,
Have her caress your soul
And wonder where the time went
You breathe in her essence
To feel her affection,
To not live without her presence
You’d chose her perfection…

Would it be enough
To wait until she thinks about you,
Not because you need her
But because she needs you too
Let her find what’s in her mind
Before you see a heart that’s true,
Because you will never be too much
For the one who can’t get enough of you.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Dreams

68651878_2089740481334021_7452765661635280896_n

How often may I touch you
But only with my words,
What may I confess
That you have never heard
How often may I see you
In the realm of the page,
Before I go to sleep
I permit my thoughts to set the stage
How often may I hold you
And find comfort in your embrace,
The reflection of perfection
Is the vision of your face
Your pretty brown eyes
And the high cheeks of your smile,
Akin to the star-filled skies
For which I would go the extra mile
And then there’s your hair
That falls in gentle waves,
I am lost in the stare
That a lonely heart craves
How often may I hear your voice
When I listen to those midnight streams,
As I fall deep into my slumber
And hope to see you in my dreams
Though if you frolic in the night
Where your heart is hidden by darkened hues,
I’ll bid you the sweetest dreams
And write in my sleep to caress my muse.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Song and Dance

68456924_2089402424701160_3121997330732023808_n

Let this be a dance
Between you and me,
We shall take our time
And learn what will make us a we
Each step we take
Will teach us something new,
I’ll take my time
To learn everything about you
What makes you happy
What makes you smile,
Let’s make forever
Seem like a little while
Even if time flies
Eternity will pass in a blink,
You and I will go together
Like a smile and a wink
Let us be sappy
And live in our laughter,
You be my happy
And I’ll be your ever after
Because stories are written
And stories are told,
And I want you to be my tale
When we are too old
Let’s live in a notebook
Where the writing is in cursive,
Let us be the legend
Future generations find immersive
Would you be my poem
Would you be my song,
Would you be my right
After everything has gone wrong
I would love nothing more
Than to know I have loved you,
So that the hearts of tomorrow
Will believe in love that is true
But the greatest blessing
To be bestowed upon thee,
Is that when God said: “Let there be love”
You chose to love me.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Inevitable

68813085_2089040191404050_8828454935063429120_n.jpg

There are words I’d never know
If we hadn’t spoken,
There are paths I’d never have walked
If my heart hadn’t been broken
There is a beauty I’d never have seen
Had I not looked upon you,
There is a lie I would never believe
Had I never known for love to be true
There is a laugh I’d never have heard
Had I not made you smile,
There is a song from one sweet bird
I wouldn’t have chased for another mile
There is a dream I’d never have seen
Had I not fallen asleep in your arms,
There is a spell I wouldn’t have fallen under
Had it not been for your endearing charms
There is a sweetness I’d never tasted
Had I not kissed your two lips,
There is a touch from heaven and hell
That changed me irrevocably from your fingertips
There is a rhythm to which I’d never danced
Had I not laid my head on your chest,
There is a death from which I’d never recover
Had God not laid me down to rest
There is a life I’d never have lived
Had I not been the one to die for you,
There is a tear I’d never have shed
Had I not been destined to cry for you
There is a love I’d never have felt
Had you not been the one to break my heart,
But you are my muse—my inspiration
And you are the reason life imitates art
So if art is the lie that reveals the truth
Then I’ll love you once and all over again,
But you need to know that one lifetime’s not enough
And for this to last forever you must be more than my friend.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Love

68651878_2088711234770279_6545114977500397568_n

If she promised to visit my dreams
I would sleep for forever,
I wouldn’t even open my eyes
If it meant we would stay together
I would chase the darkness
And I would hide in the night,
To find her in my heart
I would sacrifice my sight
I’d follow her into eternity
Even if it meant walking into hell,
She would be my heaven
She would be my story to tell
And if I had to awaken
To follow her into the world,
I’d open each window
And peer out to see her as my girl
imagining her as my moon
Wandering through a field of stars,
I’d fight for her love
Against the god of war—Mars
Beneath a dark, clear sky
And a blanket of black,
Even if she broke my heart again
I would take her back
I’d believe her promises
Even if they were all broken,
Because love says: “I love you more”
In the words that remain unspoken
So, say nothing to me
That I’ve never heard,
Simply be my favorite poem
And I will be your favorite word.