Try for Me

Can you love me like I need?
Can you try baby?
Can you try?

You can run your fingers across the curves of my body,
Learning all you can,
You want to grow up so badly,
But you’ll never be a man.

Everybody knew this would never last,
You may have touched my body once,
But my heart was out of grasp.

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Reach out, I’m There

Each part of me yearns for you in a way that only you make possible.
I only desire your touch,
Your embrace,
Your gentle kisses.
Every part of me longs for you.
I am meant to be caressed by your hands;
Kissed by your lips;
And loved by your heart.
I know you never asked for it.
You never claimed me as your own.
But I gladly stamped your name upon my skin and upon the heart that beats within.
Each cell that has joined together to create this body I inhabit,
Each freckle upon my cheek,
Each lash upon my lid,
Every molecule of every atom that have created this heart is yours.
Yours in a way that people cannot comprehend.

They won’t understand when I say I’m in love with you, I’m not saying it out of habit.
I’m not saying it because that’s what comes next;
I’m whispering it aloud because it is sincere.
It’s in my heart,
A heart that could shatter with the magnitude of love I now hold within it.

Darling, you make every sense come alive.
Every nerve is throbbing with admiration.
Each love song has new meaning.
Every emotion is more distinct because of you.
Everything feels surreal because of you.
Everything is beautiful because of you.
You brought color into a black, white, and gray life.
This lonely heart will never again feel alone
Because of you.

You have been set upon that heart.
I pray I get the honor of loving you eternally.
I want to understand you intimately.
I want to know each freckle.
I want to kiss the corners of each smile that blooms into a laugh.
I want to tell you what a beautiful heart you have.
How brilliantly you have been made.
In the darkest of nights, I long to whisper in your ear,
“You are all that I could ever hope for.”

If anyone dares tell you, “you aren’t enough,”
Do not give it a second thought.
They live in a sightless world,
I know because I used to call that place home.
I believed love was a laughable affair,
But darling, remember this,
You are so much more than merely adequate.
You’re the best there ever was and the best I could have dreamed of.
I pray those poor souls find a love half as glorious as ours,
And even then, they’d make out like bandits.
I’m amazed that I found you in the midst of a world that left me searching for something more.
A world filled with wrong turns and dead ends somehow led me to this place in which I’m standing.

Let me stand here a bit longer.
Let me love you a bit more.

The Future Seems Bright

I keep imagining that day,
You know, the one in which I hold you
In my arms for the very first time.
That day that’s filled with excitement
And anxious waiting for you to arrive.
I can’t help but wonder who you’ll look like
Whose eyes you’ll have.
The sound of your laugh.
The joy in your smile.
The shape of your nose.
I can’t help but wonder what kind of person you’ll be.
How you’ll love
And who.
They’ll never be good enough for you,
And I’m sure you’ve figured out by now,
I’ll always love you most.

I keep imagining that moment,
You know, the one in which your dad holds you in his strong arms
For the very first time.
I wonder what he’ll be thinking as he looks into your precious eyes
And feels your soft, fragile body against his chest.
I think we’ll both be looking down at you
Wondering how we got so lucky,
How we deserved to know what a love so pure felt like.
How we came to deserve you.
And how our love
Well, how our love made you.
And as I watch him look at you,
I know I’ll realize
I’ll always love him most.

I can’t help but imagine what you’ll be like as you grow.
How your voice will sound.
How your brow will furrow in concentration.
How you’ll be sweet and loving
And strong and fearless.
How you’ll hold your daddy’s hand
As we walk down the aisle.
Our little family
And our simple little love filled life.
I swear, I’ll look ahead at you both
And smile as I realize
I’ll always love these moments most.

It’s Closer than You Know

One day,

I’m going to love you

In a way that no one else ever could.

I’m going to peel back the layers of your heart

And wrap you up within my arms.

 

One day,

I’m going to kiss you

Like no one has before.

Our lips will dance together

And unlike our feet, they’ll never tire.

 

One day,

Well one day,

One day I’ll do it all.

And then again the very next.

 

(I) (A)lways (K)new

One day

I’m gonna love you like you deserve.

I’m going to show you

all the beautiful sides of yourself.

I’m going to kiss away all of those painful memories;

the ones that torment you,

and the ones that changed you

into the that person you are.

I love who you are,

but I hate what it took for you to get there.

I want you to know nothing but love,

all the days of your life.

 

One day

I’m going to roll over at 2 am

and instead of finding the empty side of the bed,

I’ll find you.

Gentle kisses will fall upon your cheek

and I’ll watch your precious face,

as you’re fast asleep.

I’ll wonder if you think of me

as much as I think of you.

 

One day,

You’re going to smile in my direction

Laughter will dance across your lips

And my lips will want to dance with yours,

So I won’t stop them.

You’ll be surprised,

But darling, just know that I’ve been waiting for that moment.

I’ve been waiting to see how your smile reaches your eyes

How your body shakes when you laugh.

I’ve been waiting my whole life for that single second.

And now, I don’t have to wait anymore.