This was inspired by true events, a real person, and a loving heart.
While none of us is perfect, it is the love I find inside of me that makes all of the trials, tribulations, struggle and heartache worth it.
So, while I often struggle with the past, and the voice inside of me that suggests living in a shell is safer than putting myself out there, all I need to do is close my eyes and remember just how beautiful it all is and thank her for showing me the power of both the sunrise and the sunset, the beauty in the stars, and the importance of feeling the grass embrace my feet.
In my mind I am laying next to you Your head on my chest Your hand gently caressing my arm We are silent but for our breathing. You whisper something I don’t need to hear I can feel it in my Being I whisper it in return with a tussle of your hair As my fingers gently follow the contours of your face. There are no questions in this dream Our truth is the reality This truth has set us free And saved us from the freshly laid tokens of disgust. You stir and bring your face to mine Our lips embrace in a dance of pure honesty Our eyes meet in the space between our thoughts And instantly we forget we are human. Your hair falls onto my face Tickling my skin as our mouths speak silent words Our hands hold tightly, our hips speak slightly Even as our hearts sing loudly a song that fills eternity. Such is Love eternal. We sit together, anywhere… Our bodies separate but One Our minds wondering within the space we walk together We feel, we touch, we know. We talk about nothing at all Or everything. We laugh, we challenge, we speak our truth Always knowing the love that shines in our eyes. There is no fear in us No games to play, no roles to engage We find our truths and simply know Because we walk together in the Light. We are the Sharing We are the confidence we feel in one another We are the thought that brought us together We have known the anger and have embraced the joy. We walk in the woods hand in hand Stopping to smell the essence of who we are I brush a fly from your cheek Your hand touches mine in return. We lock eyes, we can’t escape this moment As tears form in my eyes the words form in my Soul “I love you” Spoken from two hearts a truth insurmountable. Such is Love eternal. We argue about something Or nothing at all. We fight for who we are But never lose sight of who We are. We share our insecurities And give each other our fears Not as testaments to dependence But as acknowledgments of a trust reborn. We hang up, we go silent Yet we are quick to forgive Such forgiveness comes from a place That sees our humanness for what it is. I fall into your arms in exhausted revelry Rejoicing in the beauty that I have found in you Knowing that you have found the same in me In that there is a beauty only gods could see. Such is Love eternal. We are imperfect and perfect One in the same A spirit of two as One In the knowing that one affects the other Like the Earth affects her moon. I pull your Oceans to and fro You hold me in your grasp A strength only known through the space between We call moments of imperfection. Yet despite all of this humanness When you hold my hand I know sweet Divinity When you look into my eyes I see Heaven itself And when you lean on me, I know that I am strong. Such is Love eternal. I cannot forget this moment of pure joy The one that gave me this dream, This moment with you unencumbered By what we think. I know what has given life to it It is something deeper than my thoughts Something more powerful than my imagination Something that can change the Universe without an effort. I know that as surely as I can now feel your hand in mine And see your beautiful eyes through the tears forming in my own That this is where I must be I am home because my heart is with you. I am grateful for such a powerful understanding And know that while my mind works its wonders My Heart is asking for a reprieve It simply wants to bask in your presence. If we see the same Sunrise Tell me you feel it too Tell me what is in your Soul Your truth as only you can know it. I will walk along with you Sometimes kicking and screaming Other times laughing and crying in joyful ecstasy But it will be with you if your truth will allow. Forgive me, for I know not what I do In moments of weakness show me strength In moments of strength show me tenderness In moments of tenderness show me who I am. Such is Love eternal.
Editor: Brianna Bemel