Hey Beautiful

Hey there, Beautiful,

Want to tell you – how very much I love you.

Love you very much, just love the way you do you.

But since often people find that hard to accept

Let me tell you all the details, every aspect

Love you, love your pale red lips, little nose, blue eyes

Love looking into them till my heart drowns inside

Really love holding your hand, feeling your soft skin,

Your touch is like the gentle breeze of the morning

I love falling asleep with you in my mind’s dreams

Love when we’re watching movies and you fall asleep

Love the fact that you’re just the right height

For me to rest my head when I’m tired

Like nights when you walk briskly ahead

Love slowing you down to hold your hand

I especially love that dimple in your chin

And the one on your cheek that peeks when you’re smiling

Love you when we’re off to dinner, in your black dress

Strolling boardwalks, braving winds, watching the waves crash

When we sit on the stairs talking about deep things

Family, our future, goals, dreams, and life’s meanings.

I love our tickle wars, love your hair in my face

Love watching movies while it’s raining at your place

I love holding open the door to let you in

Love when we mock fight and I find myself losing

When it’s so late and I have to go

Love how you wrap your arms round me so

Then wistfully think out loud and pout

Wish that I didn’t have to go now

Love how you overthink everything

Love calming you when you’re worrying

I love picking you up, and spinning you around

Love the fact you somehow can keep me anchored down

Life’s hard, but even if we do stumble and fall

Love the fact I think that this could work after all.

I love telling you that I love you

One day I’ll list all the ways I do

But needless to say, there’s so many, many ways

I want to say I love you each and every day

I’d give roses, daisies and posies

Love hearts, little notes, and emojis

Hugs and kisses, patience when you are mad

A shoulder to cry on when you’re sad

I love you so very much, I’ll tell you the whole truth

I probably can’t afford to do that for you

But what I can give, tis more what love is

My life – all my blood, sweat, and tears

Put you first, protect you at all costs

Stick by you through thick, thin, wins and loss

Hey beautiful, we’re at the end now

One day I’ll make a long list of all the ways I love you how

But till then, when you’re in the big world out somewhere

There’s a kiss for you, floating in the morning air

There’s a kiss

Cause you beautiful is

 

Seven-fold Band

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: 
Hosea 11:4a

A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12b

Whether worse, or better
For poorer or richer
Be it sickness, or health
In poverty or wealth
You to love and cherish
May our love still flourish
May this love ‘tween us the tie that binds
As our two lives into one entwined
If these solemn vows I say and this wedding day
The mark of when we threw our single lives away
And as it were, we became one tied together
With a thin band of words meant to last forever –
Then may these vows, words, the binding band
That our still fragile young love demands
Be made of the finest tempered steel
To last whatever comes from left field
Fine as gold, so all they who behold
Will see our love as that to be sought
Like the high value of precious rocks
That with your blood can only be bought
May this thin band be hard as diamond
Unflinching, priceless and defiant
Yet soothing, calming, soft like the breeze
Healing wounds and carry us when weak
May this thin band, never rust nor fade
Never corrode, crack, snap, break, or age.
But through every great fire and every howling storm
Surrounded by foes or desperately alone
May this thin band stand the test of time
From this day forth that I make you mine.
And if one band to thee, not enough
Then go take six more and bind me up.
They say two bands are very hard to crack open
And a three fold cord is not easily broken
But they also say that seven is perfection
And that’s what I see when I see our reflection
So take these cords and bands in thy hands
And make our love a seven-fold band
End
Motivated by Roje
Written for Sam and Rachel on their special day.
Dedicated to every couple who desire to last forever
GZ

Disguised

You all think you’re something special

Like you’re some human who’s actually an angel

Just covering up and disguised as the devil.

Wait, I may have said it backwards –

You’re like a human who’s actually the devil

Just covering up and disguised as an angel.

Never mind, does it matter?

When the fire ceases and smoke scatters

I still lay here shattered

To peer behind the disguise is truly

One thing that haunts me

As the truth slowly dawns on me

You’re truly hideous to behold

If only you didn’t glitter like gold

Not all that glitters is gold

 

If I’m Honest

What can I say? That will make this pain go away?

Oh I would call, but what could I say?

I guess I could swallow my pride

Tell you of all the times I’ve cried

Tell you how much I’ve missed you

But that, that just wouldn’t do

Truth is, I’ve been a wreck without you

Agh, all the pain and toil you put me through

Thought I could walk away, live carefree

But truth be told, you have a piece of me

It’s hard to be whole, with missing pieces

Tis a bleeding stream which nothing eases

If I called you, and swallowed my pride,

What would I find? would you too confide?

Or is it just me? Just some fantasy?

What was the truth of you and me?

Were we ever more than foolish kids

Playing a game of stones and sticks?

Or did you truly love me? Did you truly care?

Because honestly, I was never aware

All these vague lines

All these stupid lies

Do you also remember the times we smiled?

Before the night fell and love was exiled?

I thought the bleeding would someday stop

But 5 years should have taught me it wont.