December 14, 2015

I Promise You this, if Only…


As I was thinking about you, I thought about promises.

People promise all the time, but few and far between are the ones who keep their promises.

I asked myself, “how can someone break his promise to the one he loves?”

I can’t break my sacred promises with you. My promises to you are promises to myself and if I lie to you, I lie to myself.

I promise you that I will never break my promises, because what I’m saying today shall stay tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, until forever and a day.

I promise you to not speak words because words are empty. They are just letters encapsulated together and spoken by a voice that is even emptier. However, I do promise to speak to you with my eyes, every morning, every evening and every night.

I promise you to metamorphoze myself into a shelter where I can keep you safe and sound. My arms will be the door that will keep any danger away from your soul.

I promise you to cut my chest wide open and give you my heart. I know that it will keep on beating and I will survive as long as it’s with you.

I promise you to become you. I will cry with you, laugh with you and breathe with you. I will bond with you and feel with you. I will be with you.

I promise you that I will make every bad memory exit your being. I will turn your soul into a constant summer that knows no winter.

I promise you that you will travel the world with me when you’re sitting on your couch and having tea. You will need no tickets, or plans because I know how and where to take you.

I promise you that I will make you understand love. I will let it enter you like nothing has ever entered your soul before. It will not leave you without my consent, I promise.

I promise you that I will let you change into a better man. Yes, you can change. If caterpillars can become butterflies and fly, you can become the man you want to be and love.

I promise you that life with me will be as easy as pie. I shall erase the word “hard” from your dictionary and replace it with flowers that never wither and die.

I promise you that you will love yourself like you never did before. I will demolish your mistakes from your past.

There will be no past in your life, I promise.

I promise you that I will be your home. I will change your perspectives on what a home is. You will realize that home is a person, a living soul.

I promise you that I will never try to manipulate you. I was born to love you, only.

I promise you that I will be the queen you have long searched for. My kingdom is your love. Your love is my crown.

I promise you that you will not fail at love. You will not be anybody but yourself.

I will not leave you. I promise you this, if only we were together.

While you are still trying to understand love, I am writing down my promises so I will never break them.

The day you will be mine, I will read those words to myself, every single night, so I don’t forget them, I promise you this.


Excuse Me While I Love You.


Author: Elyane Youssef

Editor: Caitlin Oriel

Image: Alycia Kosonic/Flickr & Kendall Lane/Unsplash

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Anonymous Dec 13, 2015 10:38pm

for him: I imagine that our first date will be magical. I am dreaming of it and think that if things go the way I would like, it will be soon. I want to feel your delicious gaze upon me. I want to boldly meet your gaze, but will likely shyly yet briefly look away because the electricity between us makes my heart race. I want to stand in this fire with you and walk through my fears and inhibitions. I want to leave them behind as I get lost in your laughter and charming grin. The thought of being yours makes me feel warm inside. Having to wait is torturous, especially when all I can think of is you. My heart is in your hands.

Melina Dec 13, 2015 9:02pm


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Elyane Youssef

Elyane S. Youssef is an extraterrestrial who was given birth by Earthlings. While living on planet Earth, she fell in love with art, books, nature, writing, photography, traveling, and…pizza. Elyane finds her joy in backpacking and bonding with locals. To see the faces she interacts with on her travels, you can follow Face of the World on Instagram. Besides getting on and off planes, she is in a serious relationship with words and hopes to inspire as many people as possible through them. Once her mission is accomplished on Earth, she will return to her planet to rejoin her extraterrestrial brothers and sisters. In case you’re wondering, yes, she is still willingly obsessed with Frida Kahlo. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can also check out her macrame art on Instagram.