And off into the twilight we walked…

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Shielded from great harm

You were more than the alarm

That carried my through thick, choking smoke

You lifted me out and you nearly perished

Trying to rescue my soul

From the flames

Some would declare you insane

But no matter how big the flames got

I know I have a love that simply can’t be bought

I knew you loved me a lot

But I never knew you loved me this much

As our bodies touch

Your strong arms envelope me in a warm embrace

I think the world I know can face

Because when my world was on fire

You protected me from it

That’s something I will never get

I will never understand your sacrifice

And how anything I give back could suffice

I will never quite see

Why you protected me

When you have everything to lose

And nothing to gain

I try but I can’t refrain

From sobbing desperate tears

Because my greatest fears

Have disappeared

And what remains is you

You took me from harm’s way

And it’s in your gentle, firm arms that I want to stay

Can it be this way forever?

Where we are stronger together

Where our love is strong and true

Where you say I don’t have to repay you

You say I already did

I’m thinking you just kid

You look at me with serious eyes

And to my surprise you say

It’s all the little things you do, Maria that go such a long way

You remember the nights that I cooked dinner

You remember how I said you didn’t have to be thinner, that I loved you just the way you are

You recall when I saved you the last piece of pecan pie

You say so many reasons why

You say I bought you a special book

And everywhere you went you took it

You said have a look

And sure I enough what did I see

But a rare copy of The Great Gatsby

He continued to name all thing I did and and as he began to reminisce

I decided and stole the perfect, passionate kiss

He only grinned longingly

And off into the twilight we walked

Him and me

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Beautiful to you

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Talk about whatever

You think I’m really clever

We talk some more

We explore each other in that way

Hoping we could be more someday

You tell me that I’m beautiful then I gasp

And I try desperately to grasp

The depth of your kindness

You make my heart soar

You mean so much more

Then I ever thought you would

It went from something to everything really fast

I hope what we have will last

Until that is worked out at least I know

To you I am beautiful

Let me go, I’m sick of being lovesick

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I have important things to do and important places to go

Whether it rains or there is snow

Let me go, the wanting of love

Let me be, can’t you see

The want of you is slowly

Destroying me

Let me go, let me fly

Let me leave, just let me by

I want to leave this lovesick spell

I have a place I wish to dwell

I have high hopes and glorious dreams

And although it seems

That all I want is love

All I really want is life

If love finds me great

I will truly celebrate

Until then I want a job, apartment, a puppy, a life of my own

A place to call my true home

And I am sick of being lovesick

So please heart and brain

Be still for me

Because you’re driving me insane

Be still for me and let me live

Then the great sin of madness due to love that you’ve both created

Only once you release me

Only then can I forgive

Glasses

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Perched upon my delicate face

You give life and meaning to a place

You give me vision and true fun

To where without your guidance there is none

Deep blue with brown specks

Without you my life is a wreck

Since first grade I’ve held deeply on to you

Thank you glasses for all the wonder you show me

For all the things I can do

You give my heart the gift of imagination and flight

To take off and soar because you give me sight

You are all that I have

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I have shaky, scared hands

On shaky, questionable ground

Where can you be found?

I find the notion of finding you haunting me

I find the task daunting, can’t you see

I don’t know where

And although I stare

I don’t know who you are

So I foolishly wish upon a Star

Because it’s so clear now

That you are all that I have

Lasts and firsts: Cheers to the new year

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Last cup of smooth coffee

Last stunning sunrise

Last calming shower

Last page of my book

Last embrace from my dad

Last football game

Last sip of hard cider

Can I stop the flow of time?

Everything is now so divine

But there are so many firsts waiting for me in 2018

First cup of coffee

First sip of champagne

First hug from my family

Maybe first and last first kiss

First snowfall

First call from my grandma

First time on the ice

First time at the library

Cheers to all the calm and frenzy in this year

And a toast to all the firsts

In the next year

To health, happiness, and bliss

To all the things I have and the things I miss

To another year of wonderful firsts

I send my love and wishes and more

Because there is so much wonder 2018 has in store

My favorite plaid shirt

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Deep red, almost crimson and navy checkered pattern

So soft and irresistibly comfy against my body

Smooth cream buttons down my chest

Delicate, smooth collar and the top button open

Exposing some skin, letting it breathe

Calm floods my entire body from warmth

Comfort overwhelms my soul

Never want this feeling to end

Want this feeling to keep me whole

Envelope me with joy