The You I Love

When you lose your temper with me
For misplacing papers or keys

I know you are worried

And the future gives you a scare

I know then, you love me.

When you come home weary and tired
But are ready to go get groceries
With nary a frown

Just so we could spend some us time
I do know you love me.

When you call long distance

And talk about people

you scarce care about

Just to hear my voice

I just know you love me.

When we have shouting matches

And ugly ego clashes

I know you are afraid inside

Of losing me one day

And I know you love me.

When you stay away from home

So that our future is secure

And the kids’ needs are taken care of

When we won’t be around

I so know you love me.

When you wrap your arms around me

In the morning when we wake up

When I am not looking my best

And utter just one word, “tea”

I sure as hell know that you love only me.

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32 thoughts on “The You I Love

  1. The ordinary comes out extraordinarily speaking about something extraordinary.. loved your mundane life, living the love, you love, thus making it out of the worldly… A round of applause for you and your words.. love love ‘shona’.. πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘’πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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  2. i love the love and love the poem, nothing I don’t love about the feeling it has given me and I know why he loves you because you are absolutely adorable. I also love this feisty woman I read between the lines. It is the love you give him unconditionally that enlarges his love for you and the family

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    1. I am so glad that you read this and liked it. I know when I said I can’t write about love, you never believed me. Thus I wanted you to read it so that you know you were right. 😊
      Thank you so very much dear. πŸ€—πŸ’•

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