Love Is

A Poetry Collection

Christopher Setterlund

Table Of Contents
4. Around My Heart 5. Beautiful Girl 6. Before You, Before Me 7. Emerald Eyes 9. Fever 10. Garden Road 11. Lighter Shade Of Gray 12. Lose Her Again 13. Love Is 14. Maybe 15. No Two Are The Same 16. Open 17. Reach 18. She Breathes 19. She Don’t Know My Name 20. 21. 22. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Some Kind Of Magic Somewhere Beautiful In the Sun The Most Beautiful Love Thinking Of You Three Words Tomorrow Two Against the World Under the Streetlight Wait Wendy When October Comes Wherever You Are Is Home With And Without With Love Your Love Found Me

Around My Heart
You’ve got your arms wrapped around my heart. Even when you’re far away, you can still reach me. Each day before was lonely, but you’ve filled my cup overflowing. Don’t go changing anything about the love that you’ve been showing. Life is short, but I’ll spend all my time proving these words I say. With every breath, daytime and night, I’ll love you in every way. You’ve got me panicked and relaxed when your eyes catch me by surprise. I had stopped believing love could save me until that moment you arrived. Please, I beg you, forgive me if at times the emotion overpowers me. With your arms wrapped around my heart is the only place I want to be.

© 2003

Beautiful Girl
Beautiful girl, where did you come from? You’re looking to me like all that love should be. Beautiful girl, how did you get here? Count the steps between heaven and earth, my love is an angel I can see. Beautiful girl, you make me whole. Beautiful girl, you make mine a beautiful world. Beautiful lady, a fortunate mistake. Thinking of you every moment I am awake. Beautiful woman, a slip a bit too deep. Dreaming of you every moment I am asleep. Beautiful, wearing it as a disguise. Loving you every moment I am alive. You give me peace of mind, body, and soul, a heart to cherish and a hand to hold. Beautiful girl, come stay with me. I want to see only your face while I’m awake and when I dream. Never thought I’d see, someone as lovely as she. Beautiful lady, white diamonds in the summer sky. An angel floating round my mind. Beautiful woman, slipping a bit farther. Gliding to me, a breeze across the water. Beautiful, wearing it as a smile. Loving you every moment I am alive. Beautiful girl, my love for you is all that it seems. On my knees in thanks to the one who created this being. You’re everything I’ve ever wanted, you’re everything I’ll ever need. Beautiful girl, I’m just your fool, losing control when I look at you. You’ve changed my life and remade my world. For you the sun, moon, and stars would not be enough for this love so pure. If you ever wonder what’s in my heart, if you ever doubt who this is all for, just look at me, in my eyes, now and forever realize, I love you my beautiful girl.

© 2004

Before You, Before Me
Before I met you there was an empty hole where my heart used to live. Before I met you the darkness was all too familiar for me. Before you touched me I was rock solid and stone cold. Before you showed me I was afraid to look for my soul. Before the first day, the last night was vicious and cruel. Before you lit up my life, sunset and my love fell into hibernating sleep. Before I found you I was lost trying to find myself. Before you found me I was fearing that no one ever would. Before the words, there was the look that mended my splintered pieces. Before the smile, was the first sight and the breath stolen from deep in me you still possess. Before I love you, hello was church bells and songbirds in the morning mist. Before I met you I thought each day was an eternity. Before I met you I wished for my whole world to go away. Before there was you there was no me. Before there was you I did not exist. Before you I thought I’d never love again. But now I drop to my knees and give thanks before you... Before you...I don’t want to remember what life was like before you. Ti amo para siempre.

© 2000

Emerald Eyes
My breaking point is my waking point. The dream like your emerald eyes was too good to be true. Hoping and wishing but I don’t get through. Can’t go on living my life around you. I felt so much so deeply, but now I won’t cry. A cast away on a desert isle, I’ll be living in solitude for a while. C’mon baby gimme what I need, prettiest girl I’ve ever seen. C’mon baby now don’t you cry, this is the point where I say goodbye. C’mon baby I got what you need, love to satisfy you if you know what I mean. C’mon baby it’s time you know, this is the point where I let you go. Tried making a point I couldn’t get to the point. You should have known but didn’t have a clue. The velvet skies, your perfect disguise, I feel older but not wise. You will never know how far I’d have run, moving in slow motion, the scenery is losing focus. Angel soft skin, where should I begin. Sail off to the open sea, because my will is growing thin. Hurt raining down on me, guess I’ll love alone because love is a sin. Raise the white flag for there is no way to win. C’mon baby gimme what I need, prettiest girl I’ve ever seen. C’mon baby chased you for too long, this is the point where I move on. C’mon baby I got what you need, love to satisfy you if you know what I mean.

C’mon baby it was you all along, there is no point only the release here in this song. I loved you so deeply but time will wash you away. The winter sun is gone and now I close my eyes, breaking down for a little while. Feeling love should not be wrong, if inside you feel it’s right. Emerald eyes hiding lies behind a thinly veiled loving disguise. Overwhelming beauty, I didn’t realize. It’s the beauty that I fear, it’s the beauty that’s the prize.

© 2006

Fever
I got this fever, sweating fire. Hotter than the sun my burning desire. When I see you I lose control. Can't keep inside the feelings I hold. I want to be with you forever, never ending loving together. I seek your lips to mine, seek your skin, to be entwined. I believe in the strength you give me, behind your eyes only you can bring. Got the fever, can you feel it? It’s burning through my skin whenever I think of you. When I'm near you can't get my head out of the clouds. Can't wait for the feeling, don't want to touch the ground. I want to kiss you forever, be each other's breath, living from each other. I seek your heart, give you mine, seek your love, it's all so fine. Got the fever and only you can control it.

© 2004

Garden Road
I want to send you flowers for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate kisses and sweet candies with the loving words they say. We listen to the band’s rhythm while I pour out my heart into a wine glass. I want to fly and paint clouds with your name in the summer sky. I want to deliver you any wish you desire, deliver you wings if you wanted to go higher. Give you a rope to lasso the shimmering moon, or a net to swipe pearls from the sea. Or the simple pleasure of a walk in the park and a passing of a kiss between you and me. I want time to sleep while we lay in the grass, so close only between us does our breath pass. The birds could change tunes for a while and sing a lullaby for our mind’s to slip into. As we walk that rose lined garden road we can grow together while our feelings never grow old. I want to see emotions swell as I wrap love in a band around your finger. I want to hold tight to that moment, and when I am lonely, linger in its everlasting beauty. I have no petty promises, no shiny double edged sword. There is no tarnishing of this unity, just an exchange of vows to make our love sacred. Infinitely we dance, eternally sharing one heart, each day a new chapter for us will start. I want a piece of you in me, for you I’ll give my all because a piece is too small. I want time to sleep, it has no purpose now because the race is over. I want to find love, and with it peace and strength. I’ll be where ever you want to be. I want to send you flowers for any day, no meaning or reason, it doesn’t have to be a special occasion anyway. I want to be in your arms today and stretch it into forever. In your heart I want to stay, and in your thoughts to dance and play. I want to have a love, another place to call home. I won’t let you down if you let me in. I simply want to be with you.

© 2003

Lighter Shade Of Gray
You are my first, my last, my everything. I build myself up from the love that you bring. Give me peace when my mind’s at war, you’re the glue when I’ve been broken. You’re the one who holds the key to the undiscovered parts of me. When the pressure is a clamp your fingertips are the release. Just like a fine wine, so overpowering I almost fear the intrusion of my touch. Makes it so hard to enjoy these moments, like brilliant sunsets ending a cloudy day, just leads to a lighter shade of gray. You are my first, my last, my only love, I could never hope for more. Give happiness when I wear a hurting face. You’re the warmth to my frostbitten heart, when I dream away on a moonlit star, feel my spirit escape a little at a time. So glad to enjoy these moments, like the first starlight through the red sunset, gives way to a lighter shade of gray. You are my first, my last, my everything. I get carried away by the love that you bring. Give clarity through frustrated eyes, you’re the truth through my disguise. I’m gone, I’m gone, fly into your arms I’m gone. Taken away, take me away, the love you give takes me away. My first, my last, my everything. My first, my last, my everything.

© 2000

Lose Her Again
She’s the light in my eyes that helps me find the way. She’s the emotion in my heart, in every word I say. I’d cross a thousand miles if it would make her happy. I’d be a fool hanging by puppet strings if it would make her smile. If I had to live without her, I don’t know how I could live at all. If I had to face the day alone, I don’t know if I could survive the night. But now she’s going away. I can’t reach her. I can’t find her. Now she’s gone and I’m lying in pieces on the floor. She’s the hand I reach for, that picks me up when I fall down. She’s the voice that comes through, that I can hear through all of the other clutter. I’ve been lost a thousand times but she still finds me. Every time I sell my soul for a piece of pie she buys it back for me. If I had to live without her, it’s not a life worth living at all. If I had to watch her walk away, I’d hope to die where I stood. But now she’s going away. I can’t reach her. I can’t find her. Now she’s gone and I’ve been broken like never before. I don’t want to lose her again. I don’t want to lose my love, my life, my friend. I don’t want her to go away. I don’t want to be left here again, I think I’ll follow her instead. I just want to see her smile. I just want to hold her night and day. I just want to feel her near. Tell her I love her and make her want to stay.

© 2003

Love Is
Love is first sight, shimmering light found in smiling eyes. A dozen roses, warm fires and red wine, the door to vulnerability opened when all is fine. Finding meaning in the meaningless, necessity in the unnecessary. It’s the melting touch that you need so much, the blinding beauty even if only you see it’s there. It’s having the courage to do it, the courage to live for them, to show that you care. Love is Christmas in July, the swimming butterflies round your heart, the music of their voice that makes the hardest stone cry. Walking in the park, setting free the fears and giving your all, birthdays holidays every days. Break down the walls or allow them to be broken, emotion and passion, the burning bond in words unspoken. Sparks become flames and there’s no desire to extinguish, the bed in which we sleep, where the talk always sounds so sweet. Love is the feeling I get when we’re together, it grows when we’re apart, it grows right now. Simple pleasures become deep oceans of emotions, see myself in you, see myself with no one but you. It’s the security in everyday I live, love is as good to receive as it is to give. It’s everywhere, in what we see and share. Open hearts, open pages, open eyes, open veils, it’s the melting touch that you need so much. The blinding beauty even if only you see it’s there. It’s having the courage to do it, the courage to live for them, to always be there, the courage to love someone.

© 2003

Maybe
Maybe I can hold your hand. Maybe I can understand. Maybe you're the one who completes me. Maybe all alone is where I deserve to be. Maybe I knew you were right all along. Maybe my love can not be contained in a song. Maybe I can reopen the door that's been closed. Maybe I can stop and listen to your words. Maybe I'm afraid, maybe I just never say. Maybe you're the reason I'm alive everyday. Maybe I'm so sorry, no maybe's, that's the truth. Baby everything means nothing if I am without you.

© 2004

No Two Are the Same
What is love? Can someone explain? How does it let in the sun, but cloud our eyes with pouring rain? Feel it, deep inside there is a warmth to heal the coldest soul. Seal it, your fate, stabbing pains conquer like a thousand steely thorns. What is love? Can someone tell me? How do we earn this gift, then piss it away like an excuse to get burned? It calms you, it soothes the mind, peaceful as a cool autumn wind. It disarms you, it drains the sight, violent as the weakness of sin. What is love? Can someone open my eyes? Where do we find the right to use it, and then lose grips with the wrongs that abuse it? Clears out, the darkness escapes, exposes the light we hide in our souls. Fears shout and weakness comes forward to open wounds like the deepest black hole. I think I know what love is. I believe it’s all that’s divine. It contains the most sensual of touches, and an inner beauty so fine. It helps the helpless go on, makes the longest of waits feel like seconds. It holds us up high above the water where heartache tries to take us down.

© 1997

Open
I open my eyes to look into yours. I open my arms to hold you close. I open my hand to touch your face. I open my mind to understand. I open my soul to bare it all. I open my heart to love you completely. Tomorrow opens its arms to us. My eyes, once closed, realize, I am only whole under your skies. I open my eyes to the beautiful weather, open my eyes to a new life together. I open my eyes like they've never been opened before. My eyes open to a world they never thought they'd see. My open arms make a perfect form wrapped around my love. I open my mind to close the door, I open my heart to you and you alone. My open soul is yours, I've nothing to hide. My open heart is yours, I'll love you until I die. My open mind is yours, it's filled with thoughts that keep me alive. My open eyes are yours, they saw the beauty that brought me to you. My eyes, once closed, realize, the beauty that keeps me they found inside of you.

© 2005

Reach
Reach... reaching... reached a way. A way to show you my heart and all I feel inside to give. Give... giving... gave everything. Everything to you, in happiness, in sadness, in love. Love... loving... loved you with all I had. All I could give, and all that’s too far, but still reaching anyway.

© 1999

She Breathes
Her eyes look, I try to be beautiful. Her ears listen, I try to be meaningful. Her fingers touch, I try to be silken stone. Her mind thinks, I try to be the answer. She sees me and I don’t want to hide. She hears me and I don’t want to be silent. She touches me and I don’t want to turn away. She feels me and I don’t want to stop feeling this way. Her emotions rage, I try to be the calm. Her tears flow, I try to be her salvation. Her smile fades, I try to remove the sadness. Her heart aches, I try to be the one to mend it. She smiles again and I don’t want to blink. She reaches out and I don’t want to move. She breathes and I can live again. She loves me and I don’t need anything else to survive.

© 2003

She Don’t Know My Name
I’m in love with a girl, but she don’t know my name. I see her, feel her, know deep inside we’re so much the same. She radiates but never contemplates what’s going on in my mind. Looks past me, the words I say go through her like a breeze through the pines. I’m in love with a girl, but she don’t know my game. I ask her, tell her to please be mine, but her eyes don’t see it, and her ears can’t hear it. She glows but still doesn’t know she’s the sun in my sky, and I don’t know why. Every day is another page in my journal, every night is a cold and lonely bedroom. I’m in love with a girl, but she don’t know my name. I want her, need her, know deep inside she needs me just the same. She shines but can’t read between the lines and see her name written all over my face. Someday it will be she and I, some night she’ll know how much I love her. Am I me? Who am I? She makes me question myself when she walks by. Am I here? Where am I? My head is dizzy and my thoughts are blurred. She clusters my mind but the visions are so clear. I don’t know how to feel or what to be. A break in the waves or an ocean. A speck of dust or a galaxy. Am I for her? Is she for me? I’ve got to find the connection, to fan her flame she possesses to me. I’m in love with a girl, but is it meant to be? Our stories are similar reads, I just want her to read me. Like a drop in the bucket she ripples me so, like a cool breeze she stands my hair on end with a touch. I love her so, but she don’t even know my name.

© 2000

Some Kind Of Magic
You must have some kind of magic girl, you changed my life the moment you stepped into it. I was sad and lonely, the world so dirty and cruel. Are you real? Sometimes I cannot tell. To me it all seems so good, a dream I could wake from at any moment. It’s plain to see, you’re all I wanted and more finally happening to me. I think too much, how this luck fell to me. The answer is so simple running so deep. If I could let you in my mind I would tell you of your powers, I should. I’ll give you my heart with no hesitation, my very soul with no reservation, a fair trade for this beauty you rain down on me. You may not believe it, I’d gladly give more to receive it. I may sound like a fool. You must be some kind of magic girl, cause you’ve made me a fool for you. You’ve brought the rains to the desert heat. Brought the color to the black landscape. Reminded me why I kept waiting so long. Gave me the real emotions to put in a song. Taken away the fear and left me nervous. Shown me that tomorrow still has promise. Made a believer out of someone once secluded. Shone a warm light into the darkness I created. Brought a smile, stay for a while. Looking into the prettiest eyes, I fall into them a while. It’s almost funny how fast you changed my outlook. I guess the first instant of the first moment was all it took.

© 2003

Somewhere Beautiful In the Sun
I think I’ve been here before, a face in the mirror through the shower steam. I think I knew you before, a singing tune rolling through a summer night’s dream. I think I’ve seen you before, tears making the emotion’s run down my face. Brick by brick, our roof and sky, exhausted resuscitation of this place. Breathe deep, swallow hard, the weight of the world is now ours. Walk tall, speak strong, the paradise we dream of is where we belong. In time we will see the light, heaven was not created overnight. In time remember me, somewhere deep down, somewhere beautiful in the sun we touched again. I think I’ve been here before, a ripple through the mirror pulling me back to you. I think I loved you before, the music has changed but the voice still comes through. I think I lost you before, tears making the emotions rip my heart in two. Step by step, walk the roads we used to know, we can find those old footprints again. Love never dies with a heartbeat inside us, the paradise we dream of is where we belong again. Time after time we see the light, hold on if we get out of each others sight. In time remember me, in the same place where I used to be, somewhere beautiful in the sun we kissed again. I think I’ve been here before, I am here again. I think I knew you before, held on to love as I lost my friend. I think I’ve seen you before, back in the days when my life did begin. I think I’ve loved you before, somewhere beautiful in the sun.
© 2005

The Most Beautiful Love
Lost, I get myself lost in your eyes. Found, I found the shelter I needed in your arms. There was never a doubt, no spot of indecision like I’d seen every other time. I wish everyone could have someone like you, but the mold lies shattered in a million perfect pieces, now you’re the only one. Out of breath, your face, your name, your aura steals my breath away. No picture perfect summer day could ever overshadow. More beauty than any Shakespearean dream. I sleep, only on your tongue. Passion grows, spreading to the sky like the peaceful wings of a dove. Play me a song, so simple we can hum along, so deep it swims in our minds all night long. You deserve more than just a love. You need the kind that lonely hearts wish for. You deserve the most beautiful love of all. Satisfied inside, happy just holding hands. Whether we’re running in circles or wandering far off lands. We live in the moment before the volcano erupts, someone always trying to burn us down. I wish everyone had what we share, it’s the vaccine for a jealous plague, it’s a life raft where the whitest waters rage. Leaning against the wind, you’re the brace against the hurricane. No gold plated holy Roman crown could ever over shadow. Wherever it was hiding we found it. Whatever it took to get here, the sacrifice could never outweigh the reward. The rolling hills, the shadows dancing triple speed, the warm rain showers, it’s all there when we’ve come back down. I’ve always wanted more than just a love. I’ve wanted the kind sad country songs wish for. Your love is the most beautiful love of all. And the love that we share is the most beautiful love of all. So unknown the books have been glossed over and a new chapter has begun. When words won’t do, when my best recollection only scratches the surface. When an ice cube is an iceberg and the sun just a match light, maybe we won’t be alone here. Everyone deserves more than just a love. The kind of romance and deep soul-filled kisses that tear stained diaries wish for. Everyone deserves what I have. I have the most beautiful love of all. Your love is the most beautiful love of all...lost, I get myself lost in your eyes...

© 2002

Thinking Of You
I am scared of what you do to me. Scared that the harder I push, the deeper I sink. I know how I feel, I told you so and I think you understood. But you don’t answer my calls, no yes or no, not even maybes. There is only silence when I ask. I ask what is this hold over me and why can’t I break away? Do I feel safe under your spell? Am I worried that you’ll come around if I go? Your smile is full of electricity. Your voice shakes me to my knees. Your face remains a beauty that no natural resource could replace. I said I loved you, I said it would never change. I said anything you wanted to hear and heard anything you wanted to say. I would hold you up so high and break your fall when you came down. On a day I’d like to forget, you give me reason to remember. On a night I can’t sleep through, you hold my dreams in your hands and make a stormy moon peaceful. I don’t know what to do about you. Another try, or let you pass by? Would it be the same if someone had come along? Still you’ve been on my mind all the time, and again I feel like I’m slipping. You gave me hope and made me forget my problems. Now you are the problem cause you stopped the healing just short of perfection. And the more I try to reach the more you like to pull away. I said I loved you, I said it would never change. I said anything you wanted to hear and heard anything you wanted to say. I would hold you up so high and break your fall when you came down. On a day I’d like to

forget, you give me reason to remember. On a night I can’t sleep through, you hold my dreams in your hands and make a stormy moon peaceful. Sometimes I love you more than life, other times I’d like to erase you from mine. Is it because you could be the sincerest form of happiness but you keep me dancing under your fingertips? I feel stupid because I couldn’t let go even if I wanted to. It’s a sad fact, I’m a prisoner and you’re my jailer, and it’s sadder because you know it. You inspire, you have me in your hand, on a leash, shackled and chained. Is it so bad? There is not a man alive who wouldn’t want to be stuck in your back pocket. Are you evil? Or are you just so good that you must be? The kind of girl that the dreamers want and the lovers think they’ve had.

© 2005

Three Words
I have to say the words I’ve been too afraid to say. The ones that keep me awake at night, and consume me everyday. I have to say the words that mean so much to me, but nothing to you if you don’t hear them. The words that can change emotions in a single breath, held in high regard above all the rest. I have to say the words, but I’ve forgotten how to speak them. I have to ask a question, a response to the words I’ll say. One whose answer can clear a stormy sky, and finally light my way. I have to ask a question that may surprise you, may entice you, may stop you in your tracks. It’s the question that sends the heart bouncing around the body there’s no way to relax. I have to ask a question, but I don’t know how to listen to the answer. I have a confession to make, clearing up my feelings and leaving no mistake. My heart is here yours for the taking. I am only a peasant to the queen no need for waiting. I have a confession maybe it’s not a surprise. If you ever looked upon me once and seen what’s in my eyes. They see no one but you in crowds or alone, and your beauty remains long after you’re gone. I have a confession but need not say the words. I have to say the words I’ve been dying for so long to say. The ones that can’t wait an instant for the chance that you get away. I have to say the words that are so loosely used but not by my lips. They are sacred and powerful enough to change hearts and lives. The words that can bring light where nothing else survives. I have to say the words and never second guess. It’s a love there inside them, and it’s for you that I confess.

© 2003

Tomorrow
Sleep tonight my angel. Even if today was sad and gray, tomorrow is only a sunrise away. Dream of all you wish to come true. If today was someone else's, tomorrow can be just for you. Remember yesterday but only for a moment. If I wasn't able to be there today, I will hold you twice as long tomorrow. Let the past be forgotten in the night. Even if the feeling is strong, tomorrow is not where the past belongs. Goodnight for now but we'll meet again. When once your eyes open I'll be with you my friend. Sleep tonight my angel. Even if today was sad and gray, tomorrow is only a sunrise away.

© 2004

Two Against the World
Two of us standing in the middle of the open road. Any way is the right way for us to go. I take your hand, we take a step, a small one for us, harder than the rest. Off to the horizon and all it can give we head, to where the blue sky will turn red. Two of us alone but never lonely. Everyday is a perfect day with you with me. We'll make our stand against them all, just us, it's enough to make the others fall. I'll stand with you my love, anywhere you want to be. My world starts and ends where you are, what you see, mind and heart and everything in between. Stand with me here, two against the world, just a story of our love, just a boy and a girl. Two of us making one shadow in the sun. Walking on, not sure where we'll end up or where we've begun. Two of us changing the way the story goes. Two of us holding each other against the storms, how deep is our love, only this open road knows. Two of us taking one path, one shape, one vision, one day at a time to make this last a lifetime.

© 2004

Under the Streetlight
Spinning slowly around. Slow dancing with my baby under the streetlight shining down. I can smell your sweet perfume when I close my eyes. In my ear you sing a soft lullaby. I could stay here forever, as long as we're together, I'll dance with you wherever, the streetlight is shining down. Rest now our dance floor is quiet. Hold me tight and feel my heart beat. Never has my life felt this complete. Here slow dancing with my baby on an empty street. We don't know why, but here we are. Weaving in and out of the headlights of passing cars. Eye to eye and cheek to cheek still a little too far. No need to look up, I'm face to face with my own beautiful star. I could stay here forever, and as long as we're together, I'll dance with you wherever the streetlights are shining down.

© 2004

Wait
I would wait a thousand years in the dark for you to shine your light on me. I would serve a hundred life sentences waiting for the day you set me free. I would wait on my knees in the rain if I knew someday you'd take away the pain. I'd walk in your wake, kiss the ground of the footsteps you take. Dream of tomorrow, where the days stretch out like an endless horizon. I'd wait for your dot to become a face, I got nothing but time, life's not a race. I would wait through an ice age for the cold around your heart to melt away. I'd wait in silence for the right words to come. The words thought by all, but only spoken by some. Those are the lovers, the bravest ones. I would wait, hide in the corner, for the courage to take your hand. When the black and white grows colorful and you see the blue of my eyes you'll understand. I would wait with you through your darkest hour, the most heart breaking times when you don't have the power to fight, hold on to me through the night. If I grow tired of waiting I'll wait some more. When I feel that you're not worth it, I've got nothing left to wait for.

© 2005

Wendy
Wendy my love, I can never thank you enough, for being everything I've ever dreamed of. You opened my eyes when I was afraid to see. Brought out the best and made a believer out of me. Wendy my dear, I don't know how you found me here. I was lost with no hope and you made everything clear. You gave me a reason when I thought I'd give up. You reminded me who I was and showed me how to love. Wendy my baby, I do believe you saved me, from a lifetime of loneliness and misery. You took my sadness and replaced it with laughter. Took the loneliness and gave me love forever after. Wendy my love, for you too much is never enough, for being the only one I'll ever love. Wendy my dear, I need nothing more now that you're here, I can only be happy as long as you're near. Wendy my baby, I'll never leave your side as long as you'll have me, your partner, your lover, your friend is all I ever want to be.

© 2004

When October Comes
Daylight fades, my breath waves goodbye in a cold fog. The summer’s gone. Fear was a no show for a while, now it’s slapped me with a smile, I thought I was moving on. The world is orange and yellow, how long will this last I don’t know. We swore eternity when forever was a mile away, now it’s all blown away like leaves in the autumn wind. I brush aside the memories to see what we’ve become. Will you still love me after October comes? Night is bitter, stars like snowflakes pasted in the sky. I’ve said goodbye. You tell me all the things I’d hope you would say, but love sounds so different from a thousand miles away. All colors turn white, winter’s howl on Christmas night, I turn to the window and wonder if you see the things in my eyes through me. So many times we shared, time can steal them so fast. I’ve held on tight to many, but still have lost some. Will you still love me after the new year comes? So long it has been since your face was not just a dream, I reread all I’ve written to conjure up a familiar scene. You tell me time is nothing but a pause in our love everlasting, I feel I’m standing on the boundary with reality and fantasy contrasting. I’ve heard for so long that you must wait for that which you want, my time is almost at hand. The seasons have changed balance has shifted, almost ending up where we began. All things are new again, it’s a battle I knew we’d win, and we’re lying together underneath the April sun. There will still be love between us after the springtime comes.
© 2004

Wherever You Are Is Home
You can roam the earth, sail across the sea, but wherever you are is home to me. We could live among the mountains or clogged city streets, you and you alone are all that I will need. We could stay on the run, one place to another, never would I need to stop as long as we have each other. I had a dream of beach sand and palm trees, a hammock swaying in the breeze, a gentle kiss from you to me. It was so real because it can be, just open our eyes and let our minds go free. All I want and all I need is in you, you’re all I see. You can hide in the forest, I will find you amongst the trees, wherever you are standing now, that is home to me. Wherever you are my angel, tonight, tomorrow, in the moments and instants we haven’t dreamed of yet. Wherever you lay your head my baby, that is home to me.

© 2004

With And Without
With you I’m complete. Without you there is something missing. With you my life is a song. Without you it’s silence but not made of gold. With you I can see. Without you I don’t know what I’m looking for. With you I’m free. Without you I’m a prisoner, locked inside my heart. Without you I’m still searching. Without you I’m just existing, going through pointless motions. Without you I’m cold looking in on a warm fire. Without you I’ve yet to begin, I’m just stuck in the moment before. With you the sun is rising. Without you the clouds don’t stop rolling in. With you I’ve got the answer. Without you there are only more questions. With you my heart is full. Without you, purpose, dreams, future, they’re all empty. With you I’m found. Without you, I’m lost, I’m nothing but a lost child. With you I’m in love, so deep like an ocean where the bottom keeps sinking. With you I’m alive, the day, the night, every moment a dream just a heartbeat away. With you, it’s the reason, what we have and share, it’s the reason I’m here. With you is where I want to be, every eternal flame must be lit, let’s light ours tonight. With you, I want to be with you, two hearts, one love, two souls, one life.
© 2001

With Love
With love I give you my hand. Around your finger a golden band. With love I pledge eternity. Until forever’s eyes can no longer see. With love, I give love. Only the deepest and purest love. With love I lose my shape and gain my identity. All I have is yours, what I am is all that you’ve made me. With love I stop shedding tears. I cry for the happiness here after so many years. With love I stop chasing and searching. Everything I’ve ever needed is filled by you. With love, so in love, I am found.

© 2003

Your Love Found Me
Time was only a ship lost in the fog. Life was an empty glass on desert sand it’s true. I was trapped in the dark wondering where I belonged. I had only a vision of love until I found you. I was just a well wisher wishing my bucket was full. So confused where wrong was right, pushed when I should have pulled. I could have kept sailing along, but I would have been a fool. I never could have found myself until I found you. My heart was useless and barren as a moon winter. Life had passed me by before I noticed it was gone. Love had burned me deep and I could not forgive her. These days I have feeling where it was numb, I’m no longer alone. I was ready to check out, to give in and accept my fate. An angel stood before me, took my hand and changed everything. You kissed my fast track to nowhere into a future worth the wait. I forgive love for the past pain, because without you my life doesn’t mean a thing.
© 2003

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