Dream with Me
My yearning for you is strong,
something I’ve never felt for anyone else…
There are nights like tonight,
when I ache so much for you that sleep eludes me.
With bated breath
I remember our last embrace,
savoring your arms around me,
the warmth of your body against mine,
your chest beneath my ear as I witness the steady beats of your heart,
a constant comfort.
I recall our quiet talks about nothing and everything,
our shared laughter.
You’re the only one who reaches me on all levels,
physical and emotional.
But the convenience of technology – firing up a text thread or dialing your number –
is a poor substitution for the real thing.
The truth is
I need you in my life.
It’s a forever kind of thing.
With the storm striking outside – rain pattering against the panes of glass,
the occasional rumble of thunder
and each curse of lightning –
despite it all, I’ll do my best to keep you safe in my heart tonight.
maybe not tomorrow,
possibly in a week or so,
I’ll see you again and then our bond will be reaffirmed.
We’ll be one once more.
There are few things in this world that last,
even fewer powers resilient against time, hate or destruction.
But, love? Love will stand up to anything.
If you were lost to me,
I’d go anywhere,
do anything to search,
to find you again.
You mean that much to me.
It has nothing to do with loneliness.
This is about two hearts that were born for each other,
Two halves of a whole.
When we met, we spoke like old friends.
It was different yet utterly natural.
And no matter what happens in our lives,
this bond cannot bend or be broken.
This is love.
So close your eyes tonight and think of me, my love.
Dream with me…
Imagine a place of peace,
with lush, green land,
endless blue skies and beautiful seas.
A place where we’re together, dancing clumsily,
laughing and resting in one another’s arms.
Keep me in your heart, the same way I keep you.
I’ll see you soon,
on the other side of this hazy, slumberous journey,
to a world where eternity resides.
I wake to your face,
your warm smile,
the sound of your soothing breaths beside me.
And I know this is right where I belong.
© Marie Lavender, 2017.