Know To Find

The ebbing and flowing of the tide
The coming and going of the time
The rising and setting of the sun
 
All these, in Love, you shall find
 
The brightness and darkness of the sky
The lightness and heaviness of a sigh
The happiness and sadness of a child
 
These too, in Love, you shall find
 
So...
 
          Know how to trust
          Know how to forgive
          Know how to understand
          Know how to give
 
          Know how to be selfless
          Know how to be mild
          Know how to be patient
          Know how to be kind
 
Know all these, and Love, you shall find
 
~ 2001

A Response

When can we go to that silent planet
     and watch the sunset set the sky ablaze?
When can we be at that place?

When can we float on that sea of thoughts
     and count the stars that no lights dim?
When can we be there and dream?

When can we walk on the soft red slopes
     and sit on that soil of peace?
When can we be surrounded by its breeze?

I'll come with you, just tell me when
     and live with you (though we should die)
In the red sands of closeness, dear

Where we can hear our breathing rise amongst the stars

~ Christmas 2000

A Lifetime of Love

The ocean has its treasures from ships long forgotten.
Forever it will keep the mysteries and secrets it holds.
It owns the lives of strangers and cradles babies in its soft floor.
Memories are wrapped in all their glory with pearls.

But the ocean is a mere river compared to the vastness of my heart.
Forever it will hold you and wrap you in its love.
Along with treasured feelings, you’ll be the diamond of them all.
You can occupy my deepest thoughts.
You won’t be cold, my heart will warm you.

So let me have you and come to me.
Step out of my dreams and let my arms hold you.
My heart is open, waiting for you.
Longing for your love, give me a chance.
Then destiny can take its place and together we can prove
that such beautiful love does exist in such a lonely world.

Let the flowers dry with envy and let the birds sing with jealousy.
We’ll walk among the clouds and have our dreams in our hands.
The world can keep revolving, but time cannot affect us.
We’ll have our own limits and live within the boundaries of our love.

So let the breeze blow softly and me.
Just as a river from deep within the forest finds its way to the sea,
let your love from deep within your heart flow unto me.
When time catches up, we’ll rest on a bed of roses and a blanket of silk.
Then together we’ll wake up and share eternity…

~ 1998, Inspired by “Titanic”

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Past or Present

Help me I am confused
I love you and you love me
But you also love her
How can this be?

She is your best friend
I know this to be true
But how come when you’re with her
I am left in the blue?

We have fun when we’re together
I’m the first one on your list
But why is it when you’re around her
I don’t seem to be missed?

You say I am your life
I am everything to you
But why compare me to her?
Is she everything to you too?

Every time that we talk
You say how much you care
But why do you side with her?
Of my feelings you don’t seem aware.

We really need to be honest
I know I have really tried
But why not tell me when you visit her?
I feel to me you have lied.

I try my best to understand
Give you the benefit of the doubt
I smile to help ease the pain
Can’t you hear me crying out?

You think we are okay
You think we are just fine
I think you’re like the day
With the night for a mind.

What is your reasoning
To act the way you do?
What is your logic
To treat me like you do?

Don’t you see what’s happening?
Don’t you get what’s going on?
Can’t you feel our love crumbling?
Can’t you see I can’t go on?

I think we are not okay
I think we are not fine
You better tell me now
All that is in your mind.

I feel I am exhausted
You drive me mad day by day
But I can’t say, “Me or her?”
Should I just go away?

I want our relationship
To be one that’s strong and true
But why do you seem closer to her?
Are you and I one or two?

It’s hard to believe what you say
When often you keep me waiting
But when you hear a word from her
You go quickly without hesitating.

Are you oblivious to our problems
Because you are busy with school?
Are you purposely unmindful?
Because, I tell you, I’M NO FOOL.

–> yr. 2000, college, about a friend