Your sweet soul was in strife
when you walked into my life
Eyes with tears and on your lips a frown
when your world was tumbling down?
Your heart revealed to me
your anguish, guilt, uncertainty
all your hurt that was inside
all the pain you tried to hide?
Your tender heart trusted me
asking not for sympathy
but, guidance, love, a friendly smile
a safe haven to stay awhile?
Gazing upon your trusting eyes,
I saw your smiles and heard your sighs
When you spoke of heartache, pain and woes?
I knew then I’d fight your foes.
The light came into your eyes
I heard your laughter and giggling replies
Feeling the warmth of your loving soul?
I knew then my life was whole.
We'd talk the night away
About feelings, friends, what we did that day?
Laughing, crying as our hearts desired
Into the wee hours? I was never tired.
Writing of my love for you
Thinking, feeling, “what if she knew?
Would she throw my love away?
Bid me go, no longer stay?”
I shared with you my poetry?
Love expressed in metaphoric simile?
Hidden in those words of rhyme
Revealed my heart of one so divine?
When the awareness of my love for you
came into your eyes of azure blue
and you questioned how anyone
could love you so? I was stung.
Yearning to hold you close to me
To chase your fears away desperately
And tell you “My Love, so divine…
you deserve such love, such love as mine.
You are the reason that poets rhyme
That artists paint a woman sublime.
That songs are sung with passionate feeling."
Oh, the love in my heart! There is no concealing.
If the time we’ve spent you value
Listen to me when I say hold true
to family, friends that love you dearly
And your soul's worth you’ll see more clearly.
The woman you have revealed to me
I love with my soul passionately.
Your tears, smiles, and giggling laughter
Will remain in my heart always and hereafter.