Day 23 NaPoWriMo – “I Love You”

April 23, 2013


This is dedicated to Doug.
 You’re right. Words have power.
Once spoken they resonate forever.
No matter what the future brings, you will always be a part of me. 

 I Love You

“I love you.”

The words are difficult to speak at first.
Three small words.

The meaning varies so much
from person to person,
from situation to situation.

“I love you.”

The words rarely mean the same thing to one
as they do to another.
They change, forever, the temper of a relationship.

They bare my soul and give you power….
power to accept or to refuse,
power to bring great joy, or great pain.

They present my open heart to you,
show my trust and faith in the possible,
ask for the possibility of trust and faith in return.

They offer my willingness to share intimacy,
physical, spiritual, and mental;
my innermost thoughts and beliefs,
desires, pains, memories, joys and triumphs.

They speak of my loneliness,
my selfish need to feel cherished,
my need to be allowed to protect and hold sacred
the heart I see in you.

They beg the questions:

“May I share your dreams?”
“Would you consider building a future with me?”
“Is there an empty place in your life and heart
that has been waiting for my life and heart,
as mine waits for yours?”

With these three small words
come small sharp shards of fear….
fear of rejection,
fear of disinterest,
fear that a heart that has never had love returned,
a heart so deprived,
may never trust,
never accept,
never open.

Still, I take this step forward to you.

I reveal my soul, my heart.
I oil the rusted bars and throw open the fortress door.
I give you the key with these three words:

“I love you.”


10 Responses to “Day 23 NaPoWriMo – “I Love You””

  1. m33s66vr said

    I agree with your writing peers. This is a beautiful poem! Doug’s a lucky guy!…

  2. Love it! It’s truly beautiful!
    Nominated you for the WordPress Family Award!

    • kayuk said

      Oh Patti!
      I am so touched. I love your website so much and am at a loss for words. I picked up two contracts earlier this month so I’m struggling to keep up with the poetry challenge until the end of the month, after that I will be able to sort through all the blogs I follow and make an educated selection for nominations. I hope that’s OK.
      In the meantime, Thank you, Thank you Thank you! If it wasn’t for you, Shane, and my dedicated followers who leave me comments I would feel that I’m the only one reading what I write. And I’m sure you know that having comments on your blog is the icing on the cake.
      Love to you,

  3. kayuk said

    Wow! Thank you Shane.

    I love your poetry, too. You have a very creative mind and a knack for putting your thoughts to paper in a way that touches the reader. Keep it up.

  4. floridaborne said

    That was an exceptional use of words to describe the joy, fear and excitement of loves first awareness. Thanks for reminding me of what it feels like to have those sparks rekindled.

    • kayuk said

      Thanks, It’s a strange, wonderful, frightening, exciting, anxious time of emotional ups and downs that stress me out and at the same time make life worth a second look.
      And it’s kind of good to know that others who fall in love go through similar experiences. You know, like I’m not a weirdo or something. LOL!

  5. shanesbookblog said

    Absolutely breath taking and beautiful!

    You keep amazing me with your unique style and lovely form!

    I hope to someday meet a girl that I love this much, A man can dream right? haha =]

    Keep composing these wonderful works of art, they always cheer me up and inspire me.

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