Well, I found a woman stronger than anyone I know
At last…my love has come along. My lonely days are over
’cause you make me feel so brand new
and I want to spend my life with you
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
how wonderful life is while you’re in the world
Your love is better than ice cream —
How sweet it is to be loved by you —
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you and everything you do,
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be,
If you fall I will catch you, I’ll be waiting…time after time
Take me to your heart, for it’s there that I belong,
Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm,
Cause all of me loves all of you,
And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while…
How could so much love be inside of you?
Here, making each day of the year, changing my life,
Never before has someone been more unforgettable.
There’s nowhere unless you’re there
My world is a better place because of you
You’re the key to my peace of mind.
I see the love light in your eyes. And the wonder of it all
I can hear her heartbeat for a thousand miles
When the evening shadows and the stars appear
You’re part of my entity, here for infinity,
I just wanna be yours, like I always say. Never let me go
Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
You make me feel like I am home again
If tomorrow is judgment day
I don’t care what consequence it brings
From tonight until the end of time
No other name falling off my lips,
God only knows what I’d be without you.
Submitted as part of “National/Global Poetry Writing Month” (#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo).
Today’s prompt: Day Thirty: “Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a cento. This is a poem that is made up of lines taken from other poems. If you’d like to dig into an in-depth example, here’s John Ashbery’s cento “The Dong with the Luminous Nose,” and here it is again, fully annotated to show where every line originated.”
30 Poems in 30 Days
All text and photography © Dale Schierbeck
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