someone said you are the love of my life
i myself dare not think so big
what i know is you always light me up
just thinking about you now
makes me smile

my train wreck record is not encouraging
it should not come as a surprise
that i gave up every hope of love
it is not a thing for me

yet there you were and there you are
even after all these years and even after
i let all my guards down and let you see
still there you are

and even though i don't believe in
sentimental mush somehow it is true
that the first time i saw you my heart
told me who you were

i did not know it was possible
such a big word
to take the leap

i love you.

Poetry by Åsa Andersson
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Written on 2015-03-24 at 09:16

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jim The PoetBay support member heart!
That phrase "love of my life," seems inappropriate until you've lived your life, eh? Be that as it may, you have to jump before you'll ever know.

I like this (of course I do). You're not one to overly display emotion, at least here, but this is as straightforward a declaration as possible. It has to feel good! (and maybe scary)

It is a huge leap, but you must jump. Close your eyes and jump! It's all you can do at this moment. :)

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
It's a huge leap, which you've made artfully.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
there's happy jumping
and scary jumping, this sounds like happy jumping!
or~~~some of each jumping!?