#30. A Love-Song For Couples.
Day 14. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!
Poem: A Love-Song For Couples
May you each dig deep and find self-love
so that you can truly love the other person.
You can only share who you are,
you can only give what you have.
For it is only in first loving yourself
that you can you truly love another.
When your souls thirst or hunger
for the beauty of life, may you be quenched
with the waters of unconditional love
May you be courageous to have boundaries and uproot the weeds in your garden of love
May you each be a perfect witness of the awesomeness of your lives to the glory of the creator
May you complement each other, yet find your completion from the source of all creation
May you transit beautifully from the giddiness and passion of ‘blind’ romantic love
To a deeper, filling, abiding love that allows you to see and accept each other exactly as you are
Stripped, vulnerable and bare, and still love each other even more deeply, passionately and truly
May you take each other down from fanciful pedestals and choose to stay rooted in the gift of reality
May you always remember that marriage is freestyle and that your style will evolve over the years
Yet the foundation will remain the same: transcendent mutual love, honour, respect and trust…
And know that in putting the other person first above all, you uplift yourself too
May you find sweet solace from the stress of the rat race in each other’s warm embrace
May you always answer each other’s phone calls with a smile and prayer in your voice
May you never lose your sense of humour, sense of self, passion and adventure
May you always remember sweet tender moments and learn from hurtful experiences
And still choose to leave any painful hurts in the past where they truly belong
Without perpetuating the myth of already healed wounds in a bid to play victim
May you consciously take time and resources to create memories
That will continually fuel your relationship in periods of droughts
May you take time off from life and dance bare-feet to your own music
A unique composition, blended from rhythms of your hearts and souls.
May you grow towards the light of God, in different forms and at different paces
Yet ultimately together, intimately and intricately joined, in the same direction
May you always find each other in this crowded maze of life
May God bless and keep the fires of your love alive forever
As you continue to bask in the mystery and wonder of your love
And create, heal, build, share, connect, serve and celebrate each other!
© Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido (All rights reserved).