Intricate whispers of love

Love me as you would a free bird soaring the skies
Love me as you would a rose you nurture daily
Love me as you would a rainbow
after a storm,
Love me as you would the storm
Love me as you would the fierce passion of the sea
Love me as you would winters first snow flake
Love me as you would a tempting Tigress,
Love me as you would a wounded kitten,
Love me as you would a diamond
Love me as you would soapstone.

… But desire me, desire me as though you own the gasps
that slip across my tongue…

Karen Hayward ©2018

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Dreams of a future told.

I’ve seen you a dream, I know.

A promise of happy show.

There in a crowded room,

smiling beneath an eternal moon.

I’ve seen you in the lake of life,

I know one day you’ll be my right.

I’ve seen you in the smiling eyes,

you are the answer to all my whys.

I’ve heard your whispers on the summer breeze,

your name travels through the endless trees.

I’ve called your name in my slumber,

you are my final wonder.

Now I know, I see it all.

The reasons why I had to fall.

Each day I grow, each day I am,

to become the one I know I can.

A tangled web of thorny way

a path, not a place to stay.

To love, to know, to accept,

the fallen tears that I have wept.

So I shall love with all my heart,

I accept my life is on this path.

Till I see you in a crowded room,

beneath a crying perfect moon.

Wings out stretched you’ll hold me tight,

and I will know i’ve find my light.