Pain changes people, but so does love.
What do you choose to give power to?
Romance & heartbreak, I’d consider them the primary creators of poetry. Of late, I have found myself at the edge of that boundary a little too often. But today I will talk about love.
I began writing for him the day I realized: “I love you” by itself would never be enough.
He has been both my strength and my inspiration. I always knew that he couldn’t make the hurting stop, but I figured, maybe with his presence I didn’t have to hurt all alone. All I have craved is to be loved and cared for, not because I cannot care for myself, rather it would be nice to know that someone is there that I can count on as much as myself. And that is what he gave me.
So this is a tribute to that love.
When he walked into my life, he told me that he wished to experience me as more than an experience. He said experiences come and go and leave you with distinct emotions; and he wanted the culmination of emotions associated with me.
That’s when I knew he was different; the night he told me that he was falling in love with me, I can recall the exact moment my eyes met his with perfect clarity… every cell in my body stood still as if time had yet to be created.
For most instances, time is expressed with respect to its passage, but when I think about me and him, I think we have always experienced time a little differently. We exist in moments of timelessness; and I don’t mean this in the sense of endless duration, but in a sense of completeness. No matter where we are, when we are together, in all regards, we are present. We experience a universe of things even when we do nothing.
How beautiful is that? To find someone who sets you free in the strangest way, by wrapping their arms around you…
At first, I was drawn in by the pieces of who he was, now I can say with confidence: I fell in love with him as a person. Loving him, and being loved by him has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. He makes me believe that unconditional love does exist.
I don’t know what will come our way next, but I can say with complete confidence: however far away, I will always love you.
My inspiration to synthesize this piece came from loving him and being loved by him.