Let us not be lulled into apathy; dark clouds gather all around us. There are those who wish to keep us apart based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and economic status. Lives are being lost to senseless violence. Children are going to sleep in hunger and with no place to call home. Families are mired in poverty. Now more than ever is the time for the coalition of the righteous to stand up and say in one voice ENOUGH. Time to come together as a people because we are all one people, and we all share one planet. Time to understand that our future survival is predicated on our respect and compassion for each other. Time to put aside our difference. Time to bury our hate. Time to reject those who refuse to practice Love, Brotherhood, Unity, and Equality before it is too late, and we are trapped in a storm for which there is no escape.
What if I told you just because they broke your heart it doesn’t have to mean they broke you. Stand up, dust yourself off, remind yourself of who you are, pick up the pieces, and put them back together with the knowledge that one day the ray of light that can see how special you are will be waiting for you.
They’re gone now, but I still know who and what I am, and I love what I see when I look in the mirror. Their presence did make me happy for a while, but it was never the key to my happiness, and yes, their leaving did indeed knock me down at first, but it did not knock me out. It is clear now that our time together wasn’t a test of my character, it was a test of theirs, and they failed, but that’s OK because we’re only human, and we all fail a test sometimes. But I know I’m worth it, others tell me as much, So while they may have thought they broke me, they could not because it’s me who the people love, me who they cheer. I’m the people’s hero, now and forever.
We walked down the street hand in hand, laughing, oblivious to the raindrops that danced around us. We were in that place we so often go where no one and nothing mattered except being in the moment with each other. When you think about where each of us was just a couple of years ago, that seemed impossible. Hurt, guarded, afraid of love. But then you came along, and I can not lie the moment I saw you, I knew for me you were going to change all that. But I wondered could you feel the way I did. Were you ready to love again? Slowly you opened the door a little and gradually let me get close to you, but you were still guarded, keeping me in the dark about your true feeling. Even when I thought I was breaking through, you would find a reason to withdraw. Family and friends would say we could never work that you would never open your heart to another man again after what the last one put you through. But I couldn’t walk away. My heart was already committed, and even though you tried to keep it a secret, I knew deep down you felt the same way. I wasn’t going to rush you; I loved you, and I was willing to wait, to be there when you were ready to commit. Then one night, my phone rang, and you were on the other end of the line. Can you come over? You asked we’ve got to talk. When you opened the door, I could see in your eyes right away that your heart was ready to commit. You smiled and simply said, you know I love you, and from that moment, our hearts were joined. Two hearts once afraid to love now bonded together, and I’m never going to let you go.
Listen to the beat of my heart; it beats because of and only for you. You came along when it was in a dark and lonely place, broken and scattered in a million pieces. But you reached into the dark when no one else would and picked it up, shined a light onto it, and put it back together. You gave it a reason to wake each day and not be afraid to open up to the world again. Because of you, it knows how to love again, and for that, I am eternally grateful. My heart beats because of and only for you.
I’ve got an early morning meeting today, so I’m up before the sun. As I quietly move around the bedroom so as not to wake you, I stop for a second to take in your beauty as you sleep. Now, this wasn’t some movie scene. Your hair was a mess, and I’m pretty sure there was a bit of drool on your pillow, yet all I could think as I stood there was how beautiful you were. Your beauty was only a piece of the complex puzzle that was you. Your mind, your intelligence, wow, so exciting. When we first met at the office, I remember going back and forth across the table at meetings; this woman is on point, I would think to myself; she makes me see things in a way I would never have thought possible. The fire you put into everything in your life pushes me and has made me a better man. Your compassion and how you instinctively know what to say or do when I am going through a rough patch; your words and actions remind me that I never have to fight the battle alone because you will always be by my side. I bend down and kiss your forehead and whisper, I love you and you through your sleep whisper back I love you too, and I smile, knowing it’s going to be a good day because no matter what happens when I come home, I’m coming home to you.
You’re away on business and
I check my phone every few minutes for your text.
I listen to songs that remind me of you.
I close my eyes, and I see your smile.
You awaken my soul.
You give me strength.
You open my heart to the joy of true love.
You bring me true happiness.
I count the minutes until I see you again.
I can’t wait for when I can hold you again.
You are my everything, and I love you.
We’ve hit a few bumps in the road lately, haven’t we?
People are talking; you don’t have to pretend I know you’ve heard it because I’ve heard it too. It seems people are relishing our troubles.
I knew it.
It was only a matter of time.
They were never meant to be together.
That’s just some of the things they’re saying.
They say that there are others out there who would be better for us. But I know, and I suspect you do as well, that no one could ever have as big a place in their heart as we do for each other.
They tell us to focus on the rocky times and ask ourselves is it all worth it. But I see in your eyes, they betray you, and I suspect you see it mine as well the love that still burns in our hearts for each other.
They tell us these things, I believe, and I suspect you do as well because deep down, they are jealous of what we have.
A passion for each other that is truly uncontrollable.
A love for each other that is truly special.
A mental connection so powerful that words are not required to express our feelings for one another
We were meant to be together.
We are stronger as us than as you and me.
Let them talk because I know, and I suspect you do as well, that together there is nothing we can’t overcome
Embrace the moment, love in the moment, do not look back, do not look forward; instead, embrace the moment. Pull that someone special close to you, look them in the eyes, and lose yourself to the love between the two of you at that moment. Slow dance with them. Hug them, kiss them, tell them you love them, feel your two hearts beating as one. Yesterday is the past, and the future is not guaranteed, but the moment is now; embrace it, revel in it. Because in a second, it will be gone.
The love between two people is not something that should ever be put on autopilot. When two people love each other, they must work every day to maintain that love, to ensure they don’t take their love for granted. To avoid slowly growing apart unbeknownst to even them until the day comes when one of them wakes up, looks at the other one laying beside them, and feels nothing. In a relationship the goal of all couple should be to fall in love with and have your partner fall in love with you every day. It’s not that hard to do when there is a genuine bond between two people who have given each other the key to their hearts, but it is just as easy for that bond to be broken when the love is taken for granted. Love should never be taken for granted because when you find that person who is your soulmate and lose them, a piece of your heart will always remain empty where they once resided.