Love Poems

Here are some of my love poems for my darling wife, Angela.  I have been married for 36 years now.  The details of our romance can be found in the book, “Dreams and the Unexplainable” published by Chicken Soup for the Soul in September 2017.

The Story of How We Met  

 

True story.  For further details see Dreams and the Unexplainable– a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, published September 2017

 

It all began in Berkeley, California

In the spring time of 1974

One fateful afternoon

 

I was doing in my high school Physics class.

 

I looked up

and saw a tall, beautiful Asian woman standing looking at me.

She was the most beautiful women

in the universe to me

 

I screamed out, who are you?

She disappeared like she was beamed away from my dream.

 

I knew that someday I would meet the girl

In the dream

 

Little did I know

I would have to wait until 1982

 

Starting that month

I began having the same dream Month and month and month.

Always the same.

 

She was saying something to me in a strange language.

 

Then one day I had the dream and knew that she was in Korea.

 

So, I chose to go Korea

In the Peace Corps,

 

Somehow knowing

That I would meet her there.

 

One day

A year after the Peace Corps ended

A month before I planned

to leave to return

to the U.S. for graduate school

 

That morning early in the morning

I had the last of these dreams.

This time I understood her.

 

She said, “Don’t worry.

We’ll meet soon.”

 

That evening

As I was getting off the bus

To go to my class

 

I saw getting off the bus

The girl in my dream.

It was she!

 

I was speechless.

I did not know what to do.

 

Over the course of the evening I ran into her several times.

 

Finally, I was introduced to her.

I muttered some lame excuse

About wanting to find a Korean tutor and got her number.

 

The next day she came to the gate

Of my base where I was teaching

ESL to Koreans

She said that she had to speak with me.

 

I told to wait in the library

for about an hour,

and I would cancel class

 

and meet her then.

We went out for coffee.

 

She told me that she was madly   in love with me

 

And simply had to have me.

I told her I felt the same way.

 

I proposed five days later,

And got married one month later. Does she believe this story?

 

She claims she does not believe it Because it is impossible to be true.

 

But I know that there are other worlds and other times.

 

In a past life we must have been together somehow.   And our love was so strong

 

That it crossed over the barrier of past lives.

She found me in 1974,

 

But it took until 1982 For us to meet.

 

And it has been 35 years

Since we met in the physical sphere

Or 43 years since the dream began

 

And I still recall the dream

And meeting her

 

I had no choice

When I met her

We were fated to be together

Until the end of this lifetime

And the next and the next

 

 

 

 

Million Ways to Say I Love You

 

They say

There are a million ways

To say I love you

 

Currently

I could only find

In my computer’s brain

The words to say I love you

In 475 languages of the 10,000 languages

Spoken on this planet

 

Someday I may be able

To say the simple words

I love you

In all know languages

This will have to suffice for a start

 

So, I will say it

Loud, and clear

Just so you understand:

 

I love you (English)

 

Adyghe    Сэ шІу усэлъэгъу

Afrikaans Ek’s lief vir jou

Ek het jou lief

Albanian (Gheg)   Të dua

Albanian (Tosk)    Të dua

Aleut       Txin yaxtakuq

Alsatian   Ich hàbb dir lïab

Altay       Мен сени сӱӱп jадым (Men seni syyp ĵadım)

Amharic  አፈቅርሻለሁ። (əfäqrəšallähw) >m

አፈቅርሀለሁ። (əfäqrəhallähw) >f

Arabic

(Egyptian)   >m – (ana baħibbak) ٲنَا بحِبَّك

>f – (ana baħibbik) ٲنَا بَحِبِّك

Arabic

(Lebanese)  B7ebbak (m)

B7ebbek (f)

Arabic

(Modern Standard) (ana ouḥibouk) أنا أحبك

>m (ouḥibouka) أحبك

>f (ouḥibouki) أحبك

>pl (ouḥiboukom) أحبكم

>pl-f (ouḥiboukon) أحبكن

Arabic

(Moroccan) (kanəbġīk) كنبغيك

Arabic

(Syrian)   (bəḥibbək) بحبك

Aragonese   T’aimo

Arapaho  Biixoo3é3en

Armenian

(Eastern)  Սիրում եմ քեզ: (Sirum em kez)

Armenian

(Western) Կը սիրեմ քեզ: (Guh seerem kez)

Aromanian  Ti voi

Assamese মই আপোনাক ভালপাওঁ

(môi apunak bhal paû) – frm

মই তোমাক ভাল পাওঁ

(môi tûmak bhal paû) – inf

Asturian  Quiérote

Atikamekw Ki micta sakihitin

Kisakihitin

Aymara   Munsmawa

Azerbaijani Mən səni sevirəm

Bambara  M’bi fe

Bashkir    мин һине яратам

(min һinye yaratam)

Basque    Maite zaitut

Bavarian  I liab di (inf)

I måg di (inf) – to parents / first love

I håb di gean (inf) – to parents / first love

Belarusian   Я цябе кахаю (Ja ciabie kachaju)

Bemba     Niwe natemwa

Nalikutemwa (sg)

Nalimutemwa (pl)

Bengali    আমি আপনাকে ভালোবাসি।

(ami apnake bhalobashi) – frm

আমি তোমাকে ভালোবাসি।

(ami toke bhalobashi) – inf

আমি তোকে ভালোবাসি।

(ami toke bhalobashi) – vinf

Bhojpuri  हम तोहसे प्यार करेनी (hum tohse pyaar kareni)

Bikol       Namomôtan taká

Padábâ taká

Padángat taká

Bosnian   Volim te

Breton     Karout a ran ac’hanout

Da garout a ran

Me az kar

Bulgarian Обичам те (Običam te) – inf

Любя те (Ljubja te) – inf

Аз те обичам (Az te običam) – inf

Обичам Ви (Običam vi) – frm

Любя Ви (Ljubja vi) – frm

Burmese  cha-nor kin-mya go chit-teh (m)

cha-ma shin go chit-teh (f)

Catalan    T’estimo

Cayuga    Go-nóhkwa’

Chichewa Ndimakukonda

Ndimakukondani

Ndimakukondanso (I love you too)

Ndimakukondaninso (I love you too)

Cape Verdean Creole      Nta amabo

Nta adorabu

Cebuano  Gihigugma ko ikaw

Central Dusun       Oupus oku diya

Muhang oku diya

Guminawo oku diya

Chabacano de Cavite      Ta ama yo cuntigo

Chabacano de Zamboanga        Ama yo contigo

Ta ama yo contigo (frm)

Contigo ta ama (inf)

Quiere yo

Quiere yo contigo

Cham (Western)   Ai ranam dai (m>f) Dai ranam ai (f>m)

Chamorro

(Guam dialect)      Hu guiaya hao

Chamorro

(North Marianas dialect) Hu guiaya hao

Chechen  Суна хьо дукха веза (Suna ẋo duqa veza) – m

Суна хьо дукха веза (Suna ẋo duqa veza) – f

Суна шу дукха деза (Suna şu duqa deza) – pl

Cherokee ᎬᎨᏳᎢ (Gvgeyu’i)

Cheyenne Nih mih hohtz

Chinese

(Cantonese) 我愛你 (ngóh oi néih)

Chinese

(Hakka)   𠊎愛你 (ngai2 oi5 ngi2)

Chinese

(Mandarin)  我愛你 [我爱你] (wǒ ài nǐ)

Chinese

(Shanghainese)     侬爱你 (ngu eh nóng)

Ngu long hushin long lah

Chinese

(Taiwanese) 我愛你 (góa ài lì)

Choctaw  Chi hollo li

Chuukese Ai tong ngonuk (frm) U pe reom (inf)

Chuvash  Эпĕ сана юрататăп (Epĕ sana juratatăp)

Cimbrian Ich liibe-dich

Coastal Kadazan   Guminavo zou diau

Cornish   My a’th kar

Corsican  Ti tengu caru

Croatian  Volim te

Creek       Ecenokecis

Cuyonon  Inggegegma ta kaw

Inggegegma ta ka

Gegma ta kaw

Mal ta ka

Mal ta kaw

Czech      Miluji tě – between partners

Mám tě rád (jako kamaráda) – between friends

Danish     Jeg elsker dig

Dungan (Gansu dialect)  Вә э ни (Veh ai ni)

Dungan (Shaanxi dialect) Ңə э ни (Ngeh ai ni)

Dutch      Ik hou van je (inf)

Ik hou van jou

Ik hou van u (frm) – used only by lovers

Efik         Mmema fi

Elfdalian  Ig tyttjer um dig

ig elsker dig

Estonian  Ma armastan sind

Ewe         Me lↄ wo

Extremaduran       Te quieru

Faroese    Eg elski teg

Fijian       Au domoni iko

Au lomani iko

Au loloma ni iko

Finnish    Mä rakastan sua (inf)

Minä rakastan sua (inf)

Minä rakastan sinua (frm)

Frisian (North)      Ik hääw de liif

Frisian (Saterland) Iek hääb die ljoo

Frisian (West)       Ik hâld fan dy

Ik bin wiis mei dy

Ik leavje dy

Ik leavhaw dy

French     Je t’aime

Je t’adore

Friulian   Ti vuei ben

Galician   Ámote

Quérote

Gascon    Que t’aimi

Que v’s aimi

Georgian მე შენ მიყვარხარ (me shen miq’varkhar)

German   Ich liebe dich

Greek (Ancient)    Σε φιλῶ (Se filō)

Greek (Modern)    Σ΄αγαπώ (S’agapó) – inf

Σας αγαπώ (Sas aghapó) – frm

Greenlandic Asavakkit

Guaraní   Rojhayhû

Gujarati   હું તને પ્રેમ કરુ છું (hūṃ tane prem karū chūṃ)

Gwich’in  Neet’ihthan

Haitian Creole      Mwen renmen w

Hausa      Ina son ka (>m)

Ina son ki (>f)

Hawaiian Aloha Au Ia ʻOe

Aloha No Au Ia ʻOe

Hebrew    אני אוהב אותך

>m (ani ohev otach)

אני אוהבת אותך

>f (Ani ohevet otcha)

Hiligaynon  Palangga ko ikaw

Guina higugma ko ikaw

Hindi       मैं तुम्हैं बहुत चाहता हुँ (maiṅ tumhaiṅ bahut cāhatā hūṅ) – m

मैं तुम्हैं बहुत चाहता चाहती हुँ (maiṅ tumhaiṅ bahut cāhatī hūṅ) – f

मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हुँ (maiṅ tumse pyār kartā hūṅ) – m

मैं तुमसे प्यार करती हुँ (maiṅ tumse pyār kartī hūṅ) – f

Hmong (White)     Kuv hlub koj

Hungarian Szeretlek

Iban         Aku sayau nuan?

Icelandic  Ég elska þig

Igbo         A hụrụ m gị n’anya

Iloko        Ayayatenka

Ipatpategka

Ikarkarayoka

Indonesian  Aku cinta kamu

Saya cinta kamu

Saya mencintaimu

Inuktitut  ᓇᒡᓕᒋᕙᒋᑦ (Nagligivagit/Nalligivagit)

Iñupiaq    Nakuagigikpin

Nakuagikpakpin

Piqpavagin

Irish (Gaelic)         Gráím thú (I love you)

Tugaim cion duit (I give you affection)

Tá cion agam ort (I have affection for you)

Tá mé ceanúil ort (I have affection for you)

Tá grá agam duit (I have love for you)

Táim i ngrá leat (I’m in love with you)

Tá mo chroí istigh ionat (My heart is within you)

Adhraím thú (I adore you)

Italian      Ti amo

Jamaican Mi luv yuh

Japanese  好きです (suki desu)

好きだ (suki da)

好きだよ (suki dayo)

好きよ (suki yo) f

大好きです (daisuki desu)

愛してるよ (aishiteru yo)

愛してるわ (aishiteru wa) >f

Javanese  ꦏꦸꦭꦠꦽꦱ꧀ꦤꦥꦚ꧀ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀

(Kula tresna panjengan)

ꦲꦏꦸꦱꦼꦤꦼꦁꦏꦺꦴꦮꦺ

(Aku seneng kowe)

Jenesch    Ketta jaan bettu

Jèrriais    J’t’aime

J’t’adouothe

Kalmyk   Би чамд дуртав (Bi čamd durtav)

Kannada  ನಾ ನಿನ್ನ ಪ್ರೀತಿಸ್ತೀನಿ (naa ninna preetisteeni)

Kapampangan       Kaluguran daka

Kashmiri Tske chhuk myon jigur

Kashubian   Kuechum ce

Kazakh    Мен сені сүйемін! (Men seni süyemin!) – inf

Мен сені жақсы көремін! (Men seni jaqsı köremin!) – inf

Мен сізді сүйемін! (Men sіzdi süyemin!) – frm

Мен сізді жақсы көремін! (Men sіzdi jaqsı köremin!) – frm

Мен сізге ғашықпын! (Men sizge ğaşıqpın!) – frm

Мен саған ғашықпын! (Men sağan ğaşıqpın!) – inf

Khmer     ខ្ញុំ ស្រលាញ់ អ្នក (khnhôm sârlânh ’ânâk)

ខ្ញុំ ស្រលាញ់បង (khnhôm sârlânh bâng) – m>f

ខ្ញុំ ស្រលាញ់អូន (khnhôm sârlânh ’on) – f>m

Khoekhoe (Nama) ǀNamsi ta ge a. (fm/sg)

ǀNamtsi ta ge a. (m/sg)

ǀNam ro ta ge a. (cm/dl)

ǀNam ro ta ge a. (fm/dl)

ǀNam kho ta ge a. (m/dl)

ǀNam du ta ge a. (f/cm/pl)

ǀNam go ta ge a. (m/pl)

ǀNam so ta ge a. (fm/pl)

Kinyarwanda        Ndagukunda

Kiribati    I tangiriko

Klamath  Moo ?ams ni stinta

Klallam   Nəsƛ̕éʔ cxʷ

Korean    사랑해 (sarang hae)

Kumyk    Мен сизин сюемен

(Men sizin syuemen – frm)

Мен сени сюемен

(Men seni syuemen – inf)

Kurdish (Kurmanji)        Ez te hez dikèm (frm)

Kurdish (Sorani)   Xoştim dewê; Min tom xoş dewêt; Ji te hez dikîm

Kyrgyz    Мен сени сүйөм (Men seni süyöm) – sg/inf

Ladino     (Te amo) טי אמו

Lakota Sioux        Thečhíȟila

Iyótaŋčhila

Čhaŋtóčhignake

Lao          ຂ້ອຍ ຮັກ ເຈົ້າ (kho huk jâo/chau)

Latin        Te amo

Latvian    Es tevi mīlu

Laz          მა სი ქყოროფ (Ma si kqorop)

Limburgish Ik hald van dich

Lithuanian  Aš tave myliu

Lojban     mi do prami

Low Saxon Ik heff di leev

Lozi         Na ku lata

Luganda  Nkwagala

Lule Sámi Mån æhtsáv duv

Luo          Aheri

Luxembourgish     Ech hunn dech gär

Ech si frou mat dir

Macedonian Те сакам (Te sakam) – inf

Те љубам (Te lyubam) – inf

Ве сакам (Ve sakam) – frm

Ве љубам (Ve lyubam) – frm

Magahi    हम तोरा से प्यार करऽऽ हियो। /həm t̪oːraː seː pjaːr kərə hɪjoː/

Maithili   हम अहाँ स प्रेम करेछी (hawm ahāṃ se prem karechi)

Malagasy Tiako ianao

Malay      Saya sayang kamu

Aku cintakan kau

Aku cinta padamu

Aku mencintaimu

Malayalam  ഞാന്‍ നിന്നെ പ്രേമിക്കുന്നു

(njan ninne premikkunnu)

Maldivian (Kalaa dheke varah loabivey) ކަލާ ދެކެ ވރަހ ލޯބިވޭ

(Varah loabivey) ވރަހ ލޯބިވޭ

Maltese    Inħobbok

Inħobbok ħafna

Mam        Wajb’ila ti’ja … nlaq wanmiya ti’ja

Manchu   Bi shimbe hairambi

Manx (Gaelic)       Ta graih aym ort

Māori      Kei te aroha au ki a koe

Marathi   माझ तुइयावर प्रेम आहे (Mājha tuiyāvar prem āhe)

Marshallese Ij io̧kwe eok

Mazandarani         Tere del devesteme

Mikasuki Cheh moka is cheh

Míkmaq   Kesalul (sg)

Kesaluloq (pl)

Mixtec (Alcozauca)        Ku toulló ñeloosí

Mongolian  Би чамд хайртай (Bi chamd khairtai)

Montagnais Tshemenuadeden (I love you)

Tsheshuenemeden (I love you a lot)

Mossi      Mam nonga fo (inf)

Nahuatl   Nimitztlazohtla

Nimitznequi

Navajo    Ayóó ánííníshí

Ayóó ánóshí

Ndebele (Northern – Zimbabwe)         Ngiyakuthanda

Ndebele (Southern)         Ngiyakuthanda

Nepali     म तपाइलाइ माया गर्छु।

(ma tapainlai maya garchu)

Newari / Nepal Bhasa     जितः छ नापं मतिना दु।

Nkore      Ninkukunda

Ninkukunda munonga

Northern Sotho     Ke a go rata

Northern Sámi      Mun ráhkistan du

Norwegian  Jeg elsker deg (BM)

Eg elskar deg (NN)

Occitan    T’aimi

T’estimi

Ojibwe     Gi zah gin

Okinawan 好ちゅさ一(shichusaa)

我んね一御所愛さんでぃ思と一いび一ん

(wannee unju kanasa ndi umutooibiin) – frm

Old English Ic lufie þē

Old French  Aim te

Old Spanish Amo te

Oneida     Kunolúkhwa̱’

Oriya       ମୁଁ ତୁମକୁ ଭଲ ପାଏ (mu tumoku bhala paye)

Ossetian  Æз дæ уарзын (Äz dä uarzyn)

Otomi (Mezquital) Hmädi

Palauan   A Kultoir er Kau

Pangasinan  Inaru Taka

Papiamento Mi ta stimabo (frm)

Mi stimabo (inf)

Pashto     زه ستا سره مينه کوم

(za la ta sara meena kawom)

Persian (Farsi)      عاشقتم

(asheghetam)

دوست دارم

used in poetry and songs – (dūset dāram)

Polish      Kocham Cię

Portuguese  Amo-o (frm>m)

Amo-a (frm>f)

Adoro-te (inf)

Adoro-o (frm>m)

Adoro-a (frm>f)

Portuguese (Brazilian)    Amo-te

Eu te amo

Eu gosto de você

Eu amo você

Eu adoro você (I adore you)

Eu tenho carinho por você (I have affection for you)

Pulaar      Mi yidi maa

Punjabi    ਮੈਂ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ। / میں تینوں پیار کردا ہاں

(mẽ tenū̃ piār kardā hā̃)

Rapa Nui Hanga rahi au kia koe

Réunion Creole     Mi aim a ou

Romani   Me mangav tut

Romanian Te iubesc

Romansh Jeu carezel tei

Rundi      Ndagukunda

Russian   Я тебя́ люблю́ (Ja tebja ljublju) – inf

Я вас люблю́ (Ja vas ljublju) – frm

Rusyn      Люблю тя (Ljublju tja)

Я тя люблю (Ja tja ljublju)

Sakha      Мин эйиигин таптыыбын (min ejiigin taptɯɯbɯn)

Samoan   Ou te alofa ia te oe

Sanskrit   त्वामनुरजामि (tvāmanurajāmi)

Sardinian (Logudorese)   T’amo

Scots       A love ye

Scottish Gaelic      Tha gaol agam ort

Seneca     Gönóöhgwa’

Serbian    Волим те (Volim te)

Sesotho   Ke a o rata

Tswana    Ke a go rata

Shona      Ndinokuda

Sicilian    T’amu (between lovers)

Ti vogghiu (“I want you” – between lovers)

Ti vogghiu beni (for friends, relatives, etc)

Sinhala    මම ඔයාට ආදරෙයි (mama oyāṭa ādareyi)

Slovak     Ľúbim Ťa

Slovenian Ljubim te (m/f)

Rad te imam (m)

Rada te imam (f)

Somali     Waan ku jecelahay

Soninke   Nga m’afini

Southern Sámi      Manne datnem eahtsam

Spanish   Te amo

Te quiero

Sundanese   Abdi bogoh ka anjeun

Swahili    Ninakupenda

Swazi      Ngiyakutsandza

Swedish   Jag älskar dig

Swiss German       Ich liib dich

I ha Di gärn

Tagalog   Iniibig kita

Mahal Kita

Minamahal Kita

Iniirog kita (old fashioned)

Tahitian   Ua here vau ia oe

Tajik        Ман шумор дуст медорам

(Man šumor dust medoram)

Tamil (formal)      நான் உன்னை காதலிக்கிறேன்

(naan unnai kaadhalikkiren) [ml] [fm]

Tamil (informal)   நா0 ஒன்ன காதலிக்கிறே

(naã onna kaadhalikkirẽ) [fm]

Tatar       Min sini yaratam/söyäm

Telugu     నేను నిన్ను ప్రేమిస్తున్నాను

(naenu ninnu praemisthunnaanu)

Temne     Eborithimu

Tetum      Hau hadomi O

Thai         ผมรักคุณ (pŏm rák kun) – m

ฉันรักคุณ (chăn rák kun) – f

Tibetan    ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ལ་དགའ་པོ་ཡོད་

(nga kayrâng-la gawpo yö)

Tigrinya  ይፈትወካ`የ! (Yfetwekaye) m/sg

የፍቅረካ`የ! (Yefkrekaye) m/sg

ይፈትወኪ’የ! (Yfetwekiye) f/sg

የፍቅረኪ’የ! (Yefkrekiye) f/sg

Tlingit     Ix̱six̱àan

Tok Pisin Mi lavim yu

Tongan    ‘Oku ou ‘ofa ‘ia koe

Tsez         Даьр ми йетих (Där mi yetix) >f

Даьр ми этих (Där mi etix) >m

Tsonga    Ndza ku rhandza

Tsotsil     Jk’anojot

Tswana    Ke a go rata

Tumbuka Nkhukutemwa

Turkish    Seni seviyorum

Tuvaluan Au e fia fai ki a koe. (sg, more romantic)

Au e alofa ki a koe. (sg, more platonic)

Twi          Medɔ wo

Ukrainian Я тебе кохаю (Ja tebe kochaju)

Я тебе люблю (Ja tebe liubliu)

Urdu        میں آپ سے محبت کَرتا ہوں

m – (mein ap say muhabat karta hoon)

میں آپ سے محبت کرتی ہوں

f – (mein ap say muhabat karti hoon)

Uyghur    مەن سىزنى سۆيۈمەن

(Män sızni söyümän)

Uzbek      Men seni sevaman

Venda      Ndi a ni funa

Venetian  Te vògio ben

Veps        Minä armastan sindai

Vietnamese Em yêu anh (>m)

Anh yêu em (>f)

Võro        (Ma) armasta sinno

Walloon  Dji t’veû vol’tî

Welsh      Dw i’n dy garu di

Rwy’n dy garu di

Wolof      Begg naa la (general)

Sopp naa la (I admire you – when courting)

Nopp naa la (between partners)

Xhosa      Ndiyakuthanda

Yapese    Gu ba’adag em

Yiddish   (Ikh hab dikh lib) איך האב דיך ליב

Yolngu    Ŋarra djäl nhuna

Yoruba    Mo nifẹẹ rẹ

Yucatec Maya       In k’áatech

Yup’ik     Kenkamken

Zapotec   Nadxiie lii

Zazaki     Ez to has kenan

Zulu         Ngiyakuthanda

Auxiliary and constructed languages

Avallaen  Sample text in Avallaen

(vüväloiek dü quuo)

Esperanto Mi amas vin

Interlingua  Io te ama

Quenya    Melinyel

Amin mela lle

Volapük  Löfob oli

 

 

 

 

Chains That Bind Us

 

I realize that my love for you

Is like a chain of steel

Unbreakable,

Tough as nails

 

Yet as your love entangles me I realize that I embrace my imprisonment

Don’t want to venture out of my cell

 

Made of our years together bit by bit We have become entangled

Where I end, and you begin

Hopelessly entangled

 

Even if I wanted to break free

I could not

For I am you and you are me

My fate is in your hands

 

So, I relax

Decide to Just enjoy

The ride of my life

As we move

Towards the final moments

 

Together as we have always been

Inseparable, merged into one being

Staring at each other

 

Wondering who is that Person Of eternal mystery That has so captured my soul

And imprisoned it in her love

 

I smile thinking of your love

The endless pleasure it has brought me

The endless pain I have endured

Just to be next to you

 

Part of you

Until the day I die

When we meet in the next world

 

 

Where Do I and You Begin

 

I woke up one day

Realized I no longer knew

Where you and I began

 

Where you and I ended

We had become almost one

 

We talked in half sentences

Knowing what the other wanted

Knowing how it would end

 

We ate the same foods

With some resistance

Because I still crave an old-fashioned American meal, and she does not

But still, we were becoming more and more the same

 

I feared losing myself

In your embrace

Becoming you

You are becoming me

 

This fear of losing me

In the ocean of us

Overwhelms me at times

 

But I know I will always

Return to your arms

 

Because I cannot live A moment

Without you at my side

 

I know you are the same we feel Each other’s inner pain we feel Each other’s outer pain

 

Our history has merged

Into one

 

Is that not the secret

Of a long marriage?

Have I figured it all out in the end, does it come to this A merging of two souls and two bodies?

 

I don’t have the answers

But I don’t have any more doubts

Or regrets with the path I have taken

 

I still look forward

To waking up each morning

 

Seeing you there and knowing that every day we

have together

 

Is a gift that I will cherish

Until my dying breath

 

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

 

I was lost

And you found me

 

You walked out of my dreams

And into my life

 

And that made all the difference

In the world

 

As you entered my life

 

I was all alone in this cruel world

And you provided shelter

And comfort

 

I did not know what I wanted

And you gave me what I wanted

 

You gave me meaning

You gave me purpose

 

You gave me love

And understanding

 

peace and happiness

Joy, laughter and fun

 

You were endlessly fascinating

Could not keep my eyes off you

 

You were the most beautiful women

In the world to me

 

And you still are

So many years later

 

Like a fine bottle of wine

Gets better with age

 

And you gave me

Endless nights of wild love making

 

Which has gotten better

As well

 

And I fell under your spell

from the day I met you

I was lost

And you found me

 

And if you go first

I will be lost again

 

Can’t live without you

By my side

 

Thus, is has always been

Between us

 

We are so entangled

So, interwoven

 

And that is the way

It was meant to me

 

 

 

The Melting Kiss — Awer

 

 

Best Friend in the Universe

 

I met my best friend, my soul mate,  in a dream in high school Eight years later she walked off a bus and entered my life 35 years ago

Still, my best friend I ever had

 

 

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