When I first loved you
We lie here now clasping hands
I turn to watch you, to see
Your chest rise and fall with steady breaths
And feel my own fill with heady bursts
Bursts of an emotion so pure and uplifting
Bursts of an elixir that’s truly intoxicating
Something that makes my head spin and my breath catch
And leaves me wishing the moment would draw for an eternity
When was it that this begun?
That I found myself reacting to your presence
That I began aching for your touch
And my time away from you seem dull and lifeless
When was it that I first loved you?
When did I? How did I? What caused it?
A holy trinity of interrogatives assaults me
But I am still left unclear.
When did I first love you?
Was it when we first met?
The instant when my eyes sought yours
And found themselves looking into their hopes.
An entrancement that persists till today.
Or was it when you said your name
And my mind seized it like the gospel
Knowing it to be a life-saving truth?
Perhaps it’s when we crossed that street
And our hands found each other
An embrace of fingers that seemed so right
So fitting. Like it was always meant to be.
It was definitely before you said yes
Though that was when my heart swelled and leapt,
Exulted that you loved me too.
For that made me love you more.
But even with this
I do not know when I first loved you
And I’m not sure I truly care
When it started or whence it came
All I know is that I do so now.
I love you! Dear Lord, I love you!
Irrevocably, wholly, truthfully
And I will never, ever stop.
I got caught up in the holiday spirit and wrote some love poems. The first time I’ve done so in a long while so I thought it would nice to post them for you guys to read as well. There are three poems. The first will be posted here but the other two will be on patreon. Don’t worry! They will be public and thus, free for all to access and read but only for 24 hours after which they’ll become patron only.
This will be just like our Christmas special. Only, this time when you read the poems please try and like the post as well. It helps a lot in getting my profile displayed on the site. Last time, we got hundreds of views and only a single like. Show some love people, it’s Val’s Day!
Updates will resume on Thursday and our Schedule will be Thursdays and Saturdays from now on. Look forward to it!
Without further ado, read the first of Poems for Rebecca. The link to the others is below.
Poems for Rebecca on Patreon.