The Purest Love

All I wanted was for you to do was to take me  
Home, but every time I look into your eyes  
I am already there. With your clothes  
Thrown around my room and in this bed  
With my head against your chest I think  
To myself… this is all I ever really wanted.
With you in my head and my lungs I see  
A bright future. All the other guys  
Could have me, but with all the oaths  
I made to you the oaths stand true. I sink  
To my knees because you are in my head  
And heart. Others have never haunted  
My dreams quite like you do. Somehow, I  
Thought every man before you were going  
To save me, but I had to save myself and  
Be okay with being by myself before  
I could ever let anyone else in. I let you  
In even with a protected and guarded  
Heart. I saw my reflection in your eyes  
And saw myself as you saw me… glowing  
And filled with happiness. With your hands  
All over me I was home. With the door  
Of the past closed I could breathe. Too  
Many times I thought I would be discarded  
On the side of the road like I was totally  
Forgotten about, but you picked me up  
When the darkness became too much.  
I just wanted for the good parts of our  
Story to be what people remember when  
They think about love. I was never afraid  
Of losing to love but losing the brokenly  
Parts to my enemies who wanted my cup  
To remain empty. It was your firm touch  
That saved me. With every waking hour  
I just want to spend them all within  
Your loving embrace. I never prayed  
For anything more than what my parents  
Have…. A strong and gentle love. An  
Equal partnership. Love that lasts until  
We are old and gray. Something that holds  
My hand and heart with such carefulness.  
Someone who will say I do at the end of  
The aisle with sureness and assurance.  
Promises with vows and rings with plans  
For the future, giving my heart stillness  
And not shakiness. When the truth unfolds  
You will dive in with me with fearlessness  
And with no room to be afraid. This is love.
Written by eswaller
Published | Edited 27th Feb 2022
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Entry for Odd Mellow competition.
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