A Lover’s Vow
Well over ten years have passed…
Still every touch,
every look feels right.
When you hold me close at the day’s end,
once all our obligations have subsided,
and I can at last rest against your chest as we talk softly,
you’re the only home I’ve ever wanted or needed.
It’s always been easy between us,
a cosmic thread dragging us toward each other.
Especially when life got in the way,
still we’re here.
Through long talks and silly spats,
laughing until we cry,
wins and losses,
even personal heartaches,
our bond hasn’t changed.
just like the ever-flowing tides of the ocean.
My love for you is steady and deep.
Attraction aside, I need you the way I require my next breath.
the heart that I crave,
completing our circle of hearts and minds as we explore the world together.
We chose an eternal symbol to represent who we are…for plenty of reasons,
but I’d live whole lifetimes with you,
and perhaps we have before,
in past lives,
our souls connecting many times.
Just know you mean everything to me,
and I yearn for the day I can proudly claim to be your wife.
Until the moment our hearts and hands become one,
I’ll keep praying for your smile,
your laugh and every part of you,
as you continue to brighten each day of mine.
This is my vow…
I will always be yours.
© Marie Lavender, 2018.