I Want To Love You

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I want to love you;
as twilight comes to bring respite, to the time of reflection
upon the day gone by and awaiting
to be renewed by the sunโ€”
such is the allusion to enthused season,
to every fiber in my being which the day heralds.
I will let you set the pace,
for only then can poetry drink from the rainโ€”
I donโ€™t know what hits me more, rhythm
or mere limitations of language;
perhaps conflict of every nature is what keeps us going.
I watch as lips curl around the rim of the glass,
around purpose, around punctuation,
leaving behind a painted streak that begs not to editโ€”
I am brave enough;
for what is emotion but a road upon which we are called
to travel?
I harbor a wild, insatiable appetite to live blatantly
in my audacity to be me; I want to love you.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Richard Blunt Artwork, Pinterest

Words Used: Allusion, conflict, edit, pace, punctuation,
poetry, rhythm ๐Ÿ’

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

28 Replies to “I Want To Love You”

  1. Another stunning love poem, Sanaa! Youโ€™ve woven the prompt words well, especially:
    โ€˜โ€ฆonly then can poetry drink from the rainโ€™
    And
    โ€˜I watch as lips curl around the rim of the glass,
    around purpose, around punctuation,
    leaving behind a painted streak that begs not to editโ€™.

  2. It really is a delight to have you read your work to us Sanaa. Being yourself is always the best plan in relationships then there can be no doubt who and what you are.

  3. “for what is emotion but a road upon which we are called
    to travel?”
    Enjoyed your poem line after line after line
    Happy Wednesday Sanaaa

    much love…

    1. Thank you so much, Gillena ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

      Happy Wednesday!
      Much๐ŸŒนlove …

  4. In my mind, “I harbor a wild, insatiable appetite to live blatantly
    in my audacity to be me”, but my years fall upon me and wild and insatiable seem beyond me now! It is nice to live vicariously through your words!

  5. This is a very strong piece, Sanaa! I love how pragmatic you are in addressing emotion as a road that must be traveled. Love this!

  6. The image of poetry drinking from the rain is wonderful!

    “I want to love you”… when one finds the need to “edit” the other person – this poem makes me think that sometimes letting go is the best thing to do….

    I also love:

    “I watch as lips curl around the rim of the glass,
    around purpose, around punctuation,

    1. Quite the contrary, the poem speaks about loving and accepting a man exactly the way he is and coming through for each other in the end. I am glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

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