This is a short love poem in honor of someone who has made a profound impact on my life… Without your love, I would be blind to the way life glimmers, I would miss the joy of it, and I thank you for what you’ve given me.
“I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds—but I think of you always in those intervals.” – Salvador Plascencia
Thank you for adding sweetness to my life and simplicity to my state of mind. I am eternally grateful for the space you hold, for it’s allowed me to work through my suffering instead of avoiding it. In this space, my heartaches have softened. My struggles have taken on new meaning, and I have grown fond of who I am in the process of becoming.
You have given me the space to become who I might be, whether you’ve done so on purpose or just because that’s who you are.
On my own but still hand in hand, I’ve learned that I can make it through what tempts me to go into hiding, and still believe that life is beautiful. Without your love, I would not be here as I am; I know this because I am here, with you.
Since today is another beautiful day with you, which is a truth I’m privileged to acknowledge, here’s to you and here’s to us.
I thank the heavens for the light in me that recognizes the light in you as its own.
Without Your Love
You’ve painted a pattern
That rearranged it all.
I am in a valley underneath heaven;
There is nowhere I would fall.
You soften the edges,
Help me untie the knots,
Make it safe for me
To bear my losses.
I surrender my shadows;
At once they’ve lost their grip,
And they fall away.
Whatever I do
Is your doing, too,
For in my heart you stay.
Each step I take
Has in it your name,
And I’d walk no other way.
In this way,
I would be with you without end.
Life opens up its doors;
Forgiveness comes easier
And I can do more.
You’ve laid a carpet
Underneath my feet,
For you are my friend
And I tread now softly.
It’s safe to hear the robin sing;
I am not paralyzed by the sting
That comes with each spring.
Beauty has made itself known,
And there is nowhere I would roam
Without your love.
For nothing you’ve said or done
Will ever matter as much
As the way you’d have me feel
When I’m with you.
Please share your thoughts, favorite passages from this poem, how you’ve grown through your relationships, and any loving stories with me in the comments.
Feel free to share this poem with someone you keep in your heart.
“Without your love I’d be nowhere at all…”
Free gold flower by We Lived Happily Ever After; lettering by Aim Happy.