People want to believe in true love, don’t they?
They want to go to Paris and kiss under the stars in the city of romance.
They want to go to Venice and hold their significant other, while a gondalier serenades them on the liquid streets of the Venetian lagoon.
They want to feel that connection at first sight, that chemistry during a conversation, and that feeling of being lost and found all at once.
What better way than to fall into the depths of forever, multiplied by infinity, and discover the reason you were born, than to travel to Verona… the city of love, the city that inspired Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet?
Ahh, the tale of tragic love.
For it is known that the tragedy of love is that it never truly ends.
Imagine, if you will, a kiss.
Not just any kiss.
Because, let’s be honest, after a time we fall into a routine of kisses that are akin to shaking hands.
Could it be because we no longer take a lady’s hand and greet her with a kiss on her fingers?
We forget what a kiss is meant to mean.
In ancient times, a kiss was believed to be an exchange of souls.
We kissed and we breathed in each other’s scent.
Have you ever felt that happen to you?
I tell you from experience that when you kiss with love, the scent of your lover will fill your lungs and linger within you to the point that to exhale literally takes your breath away.
How do you live without it?
Oooh, but to die with each breath is to live life to the fullest.
Afterall, there is no cause more noble than to die for love.
In fact, the greatest war to have ever been fought had not been for money, or power, or dominance. Though in the eyes of Agamemnon those motives gave him cause…but the true igniter of that flame that consumed one of the greatest cities of the ancient world was love.
The largest fleet that had ever sailed for war had crossed the Aegean when the Spartan king, Menelaus challenged Prince Paris Alexander for the hand of his bride, Helen of Sparta… later known as Helen of Troy.
Love is the only emotion that defines our lives.
The legend of the Trojan war defined the lives of those who fought in it. Be it for power, for glory, or for love… their names echo through the centuries because of it!
Achilles and his love for Briseis threatened to undermine Agamemnon’s goal.
Odysseus, King of Ithica almost never made it home, because the gods had been so angered by the outcome that his destiny lead him on a path towards death.
Yet, his cunning disposition eventually outwitted the gods, because he refused to let anything keep him from keeping his promise to his wife.
It’s the reason we write letters and poetry and songs.
It’s the reason we tell stories of “how we met.”
It’s the reason we believe we can conquer the world, and also feel empty when we’re without it.
Love is that feeling we get that reminds us that nothing else matters.
If we live for it, we live in the moment.
If we die for it, we live forever.



What dreams may come

If I look upon your face,

What nightmares might I fear

If you left without a trace

What comfort may I find

If I fell into your eyes,

What emptiness would I feel

If I looked upon the starless skies

What sweetness would I know

If your voice caressed my soul,

What silence would echo

Without you to make me whole

What instant would feel like forever

If my lips felt your kiss,

Would I be haunted by eternity 

If you became the one I’d miss

What cloud would I be on

If we danced to your favorite song,

What storm would I endure 

If the lyrics said you are moving on

What destiny may be written 

If you pierced my heart with my pen and blade,

Would a goddess give up immortality 

To be in love forever and a day.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Fantasy of Dreams


Let my lips touch you

As the rain kisses the skies,

Let my sight kiss you

As love is felt in the eyes

I’ll fall for you again

The way I fell for you before,

The secret in your heart

That leaves you wanting more

I’ll caress you from a distance

As thoughts massage your dreams,

Let me be your fantasy

And make love what it seems

Maybe an illusion 

Maybe what you need,

Maybe I’ll hide in your shadows

As the poet your heart will bleed

Think of me at night

When you fall asleep,

Simply hold me tight

As your memory to keep

No te olvidaré

Cuando hablo con los dioses,

Los convenceré

Que eres mía entonces

If only for the moment

Cuando empiezo a soñar,

Les diré ahora que con mis pensamientos 

Eres tu quien quiero tocar!


If catching your eyes

Is like catching a star,

Then I’ll gaze at the skies

To be right where you are

If being at your side

Is like being in a song,

Then I’ll memorize the melody

And begin to sing along

If being in your arms

Is like being in a dream,

Then I shall never wake

From the realm of thoughts in stream

If hearing your whisper

Is like standing in the rain,

Then I’ll dance without an umbrella

And let them say I’ve gone insane

If tasting your lips

Is like coming back to life,

Then I’ll die a thousand deaths

For that kiss of man and wife

If caressing your hair

Is like touching the gods,

Then I’ll reach for heaven

And defy all the odds

Because if being your one

Means breaking my heart in two,

Then I’ll endure the devastating heartbreak

That proves my love is true.



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,

Holding your reason for breathing

Exhale, and she will leave without a trace

If she whispered your name

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,

In time you will discover

That she was worth the wait…


Would it be enough

To know you fell in love,

And you lived as many lifetimes

As there are the stars above

And whenever each star falls

Pulling away from the skies,

Would it be enough

To know that it is only for love

That even the strongest man cries.



Memories of you

Are like raindrops of forever,

So I sing and I dance

In this perfect weather

I don’t need an umbrella

I won’t search for the sun,

Because I wasn’t looking for love

When I found that you are the one

It rains in the morning

And it rains in the night,

You are the perfect storm

That has made all the wrong things right

If I dreamt you into life

Then I’ll sleep to dream of you again,

I’ll fall into an eternal slumber

If it means I’ll fall in love with my best friend

I’ll fall just like the raindrops

A millions times–never the same way twice,

I’ll fall deeper than hell

And pay the ultimate price

I’ll fall just like the angels

For you–I’ll sacrifice my wings,

Your demon of desire

The passion for which your heart sings

And if forever is not enough

Then I’ll find another way,

To fall under your spell again

And dream about you forever and a day.



If I could play the piano

I would compose a ballad for you,

I’d bring heaven to tears

And dance with you in the rain…


If I could touch the stars

I would catch the one that fell for you,

I’d present it to you

And show you where destiny wrote my name…


If I could talk to the gods

In the language of the Fates,

I’d ask your sister Aphrodite

To intervene on my behalf…


If I could live on the edge

I would take the chance to die another day,

Even if that meant

I would incur God’s wrath…


If I could see in the dark

I’d search for your beauty between galaxies,

I’d find where heaven lost you

And hide you in the realm of my heart…


If I could write a poem with numbers

I’d calculate the equation where you and I are one,

In the language of the universe

There would be no division to keep us apart.

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Your Dreams and Mine



I want to know your dreams

And the story behind your name,

I wish to understand your heart

And be the one to kiss away your pain

I want to wake up and kiss you

As we drift away from the stars,

I want to follow you into forever

Just to be where you are

I want to be in your thoughts

When there is a smile on your face,

I want to be your in-love

And in the comfort of your embrace

I want to be in your laughter

And be the one to kiss away your tears,

I want to be your strength

When you need to face your fears

I want to be your happiness

I need to be the hope behind your vow,

I have to experience your forever

And I long to be with you now

I hope to be the one you remember

When you forget what love is supposed to mean,

I pray my name lingers in your whisper

When you fall asleep and dream.



If I saw heaven in my dreams

Would you be my angel,

I’m a demon without hell

In the mirror I see a stranger

I no longer recognize

The man I used to be,

Perhaps that’s for the best

And for you – I have become

The best version of me…


The hopeless romantic

Who had lost hope in love,

Looks on with new hope

At the stars high above

Let them fall into my lap

As you gaze up at me,

I’ll run my fingers through your hair

As I relay to you

How I hope things will be…


Let every star represent

Each moment between us,

Let us gather the galaxies

Let us do this just because

You could be my moon and stars

You could be my girl,

If I saw a planet in my dreams

Would you be my world?

ROMANTIC MUSINGS: Story Book Romance

Book LoveThere was a time
When—for inspiration—I would sit and hark,
Trying to find the words
Was like searching for shadows in the dark
Somehow things have changed
It all started with your smile,
I need only sit in silence
For less than a little while
In these peaceful moments
Where I cling to the realm of sleep,
I dare not open my eyes
For it is you I may no longer get to keep
Yet you linger in my thoughts
Dancing at the foot of my mountain,
My muse at the waterfall
You bring the youth to my fountain
I drink from the waters
Of my imagination,
I savor the flavor
As you prepare the pagination
Your smile started the story
With the sunrise in your eyes—a look,
Until I close my eyes that final time
You may yet become my favorite book!