Enduring Love vs Romantic
Every slight breeze, a pleasure
over sun-drenched skin
fresh from a pool, a stream,
an ocean, any watery confluence.
Anticipation of loving words
listing unheard of perfections no one
could live up to and the discovery
there could be someone nearly like that.
Little acts of thoughtfulness,
settled over the need to express feelings
of acceptance and gratitude.
Ah, you see fairy tales do come true.
But the next stage of our love
will be more enduring.
You will sacrifice everything
for me, though I will not ask it.
I shall with every fiber return your love
with care for your soul,
your need to retain and improve
I only mention small discrepancies
so you will grow, realize your full potential
and you will demonstrate your love for me
by accepting, overlooking the pain
knowing someone loves you enough
to offer well-intentioned reminders.
Exhilaration will attend our eternal love
to the degree I can make you cry,
to the extent you can forgive,
console me for my inability to love
without truth-telling and pain.
We, among the very few,
will face the Real World together!
If you've any comments on her poem, L.
Fullington would be pleased to hear