Love: A Daily Reminder (No Clichés Allowed)

Asked to write a poem on love for one of my dearest friend's wedding, I was initially stuck; how to speak on the much written about LOVE without slipping into cliché? Thank you Tamsin for this epic creative challenge! Eventually after much writing, wondering and waiting, a guided meditation during a workshop with the awesome Max Strom landed right in my heart and suddenly I knew THIS is what I wanted to share about love.

A Poem Meditation

Imagine a person you love.

Your eye to eye,

They see you like no one else does.

 

Take your deepest breath in,

Take your longest breath out.

 

Never stop breathing like this,

Never stop stopping to see them like this.

 

With them you felt right like never before.

They challenged and changed you,

They let you shape them.

 

There was fear,

You surrendered,

Intertwined you both grew.

 

There was clicking,

There was bonding,

There was, I just knew.

 

There was ruptures,

There was mending,

There was sorry; I love you.

 

There was deciding,

There was failing,

There was hope.

 

There was laughing,

There was longing,

There was faith.

 

Take your deepest breath in,

Take your longest breath out.

 

Like our breath we can forget them,

They are there, we don’t see, we don’t stop,

But we must,

 

We must strive to remember,

That God owes us nothing;

We can breathe, we can love.

 

This is gratitude, 

This is forgiveness,

This divinely layered feeling,

It’s returning to love.

 

Let the image of them fade now,

But this feeling hold dear,

And with your finest attention

Send this person your love.

 

Open eyes now,

Very softly,

Take your deepest breath in,

Take your longest breath out.

 

We must give our attention,

We must live with this love.