Thursday, July 5, 2012
I Want You To Love Me...
I honestly wrote this "just because" poem because it struck me how we all want relationships. Relationships that last and relationships that don't come and go and have real quality to them. It dawned on me that we should not have pre-conceived notions of a certain "type" of person that we want to be with, but that there are heart qualities that are much more important and that we long for. Hope you like it. (And I was not even in a sappy mood or anything.)
I want you to love me when we are old and grey, and the youth that we know is slipping away.
I want you to love me when I can't walk anymore, and you have to help me just to get to the door.
I want you to love me when I cannot remember, when I get discouraged and show my temper.
I want you to just be there no matter what, and love me in spite of all my crazy stuff.
I want you to love me when I can't offer the world, when there are no more diamonds and gold and pearls.
I want you to love me when I can't sing any more, when I worry and doubt about what is in store.
I want you to love me and never grow tired, I want us to always have that one fire.
I want you to love me for everything I am, for the life in my soul, for the things in God's plan.
I want you to love me when I just can't go on, and you're there by my side encouraging me on.
I want you to love me when there is nothing I can do, but give you my heart love you too.
I want you to love me in good times and bad, through everything happy and everything sad.
I want you to always be there for me, I want it to always be me that you need.
I want you to hold my hand and my heart, to be the missing piece and the light in my dark.
I want you to love me for my faith and my self, for that is the greatest of all treasure and wealth.
Maria Santarossa 2012