Hey everyone! A while back I spontaneously decided to stand up at a Spoken Word Open Mic Night and read a poem I’d written. Usually I’m not quite this brave, but I think the spur of the moment burst of courage and the fact that I didn’t plan to do it got me through. The poem I read is below. Let me know what you think.
Those words belong to Hallmark love,
The kind of love that is easy, kind, patient
Those three words are for the movie love
The love that throws you into a whirlwind
A head over heals, heart in your throat, stomach in your toes kind of love
Those three words are for a child’s love
The big-eyed trust-you-with-my-heart-because-it’s-never-been-broken kind of love
They aren’t for this
This is hard and slow and fast and tumble touch cry laugh feel grow
This is growing up and learning leasons and hurting
This is throwing yourself into the sky dive because falling isn’t fast enough and tearing the parachute to sheds because if you don’t get there faster you’ll be broken anyway
This is passion and heartbreak and healing and safety
This is friendship
This is more than “I love you.”
Hope you liked it. I would love to hear what you think in the comments.