I do not see you often with my eyes,
But often you are with me in my heart.
We rarely speak, but there are deeper ties
That keep us close while we must be apart.
Friendships don’t depend on sights and sounds,
But on the mysteries of need and grace.
You’re with me always, unrestrained by bounds,
In some sweet field more permanent than place.
I saw a beautiful man today He wasn’t much to look at But his smile revealed his soul And once I’d caught a glimpse I didn’t want to let it go
I glanced back, but afraid He might misunderstand my gaze I kept my eyes down Disguised my curiosity with a frown Didn’t want him to misread my desire to understand as lust When it was anything but
Unfazed, he returned my gaze His eyes brimming with joy At what I don’t know But I got caught up in this flow As he re-entered the crowd Shoulders back, head bowed
Stunned by the serenity That began to infuse me I too started to smile And, after a while I noticed others responded in kind Well, those who didn’t mind…
Others were bemused by this And shrank back almost as though I’d moved in for a kiss Or more… Perhaps they were reacting to me as I had to that beautiful man, before
But there was no holding my joy behind a frown My shoulders back, I did not drop my head down I walked tall Wanting to share this feeling, no longer concerned I didn’t understand Its source or its meaning I didn’t need to
Its purpose was clear It’s the meaning of life It’s why we’re all here
To share our love when it overflows So that we have something soft to land on when drowning in woe Those days when managing a smile is nothing short of courageous
On the days you do it without thinking… Remember your joy can be contagious.
When I’m hurting, Hold me, And never let me go. The longer that you hold me, The more I come to know That it’s true, You really love me, And you care if I’m okay, There’s just one way To teach me that And holding me’s the way.
Your words mean far less to me, Because anyone can say ‘I love you’ But to show it Is a harder game to play. So when I hurt, please hold me Nice and tightly to your chest. When I hurt, your cuddles Are the balm that works the best.