Because When I Love You
The world around me stops,
until I can see you
There is this force of nature,
the instinct of love,
brings me to my knees
wishes only to hold you near me,
the feel of your long hair in my face,
quiet, sensuality reminds me of just why
I do love you.
Tonight, I stood near you,
and though it was a slow, calming, encounter,
I felt a need to somehow
reach across your world and feel beauty,
the soft nature of your scarf, clinging fabric, to know
there is an essence of your presence,
in my eyes tonight,
my greatest satisfaction.
Because I do love you,
just saying good-bye for the moment,
would bring a quiet tear,
one that rather than wait around to see a reciprocate,
I would drive away,
because I know I love you.
While around us people would continue
lives in motion,
always remains in my mind,
in your eyes, in the feel of your touch,
the soft fabric of a gentle caress,
is clear in my mind, always,
because when I love you,
I know peace.