There is something about the way you say my name
That tells me it is more than just eight letters.
There is something about the way, between
The tiny spaces of your fingers, that I intertwine
My hand to yours and tie a knot, never letting go.
And though you are not perfect—I am
Nowhere even close myself—you are perfect
For me. And I come to say that you need not
Feel how you felt, or do what you came close to doing,
Because, for you, I lend my ear and shoulder and heart,
And hold you until the setting of the sun and until
It rises once again in the morning.
No amount of things can ever outweigh how I feel
For you; for they are just things, things that can fade.
But how I feel is something internal and endless.
And I, being a creature of habit, break my old ways, for
You are too beautiful, both inside and out, for me to
Restrain myself from not feeling.
You have made my heart smile and sing, and
You have made me strive to be better.
And though our time is short, that’s okay.
Maybe what you don’t understand my darling,
Is that this feeling deep in your heart,
The confusion, the happiness, the bewilderment,
The surprise, and the joy, is everything that
Love is. It is love, my love. Love in its truest
Form, and you feel it surge through you, and
Excite your mind, and electrify your fingertips, and it is
Astounding in the most wonderful of ways.
And maybe the other thing you have not
Come to terms with yet, is that
What you feel, this love, is not only returned
By me, my darling, but you will never know
How much I love you.
I love you, I love you, I love you,
In the endless wave of time,
In the ceaseless beating of my heart,
In the gentle motion of my soul.
You are everything that you will ever need to be my darling,
For you are perfect as you are. And you never
Need to change. Not once, not ever.
My darling, my love, my dear,
You are my greatest pain, for I will despise the day
I leave you to yourself, and separate from my better half.
My sweetheart I adore you; I adore your
Courage, your strength; I adore
The way you laugh when I tickle your back;
I adore your soft kisses under the dim light
Of the moon; I adore everything that you are
For you are wonderful.
I love you. I love you with the truth of my words,
As if I could stay with you, for the rest of my
Life, though I know, I’ll never truly leave
The little space in your heart, as you will
Never, ever, ever, leave mine.
My love, it comes to those three words that
I could repeat until I die, and never become tired.
For when I think of you, I think of life, and affection, and
Everything that is good. So with that, my love, I leave you
With the “I love you,” I have never said, but will eternally say:
I love you, forever and for always.