Love, Eventually

Eventually, Abeke,

Love will seep in
Through the cracks
In your wall, slowly
Moisturize the lichenified
Skin of your heart, wet the
Parched soil yearning for rain.

The scent of moist earth will
Tickle your nostrils with the promise
Of new beginnings and hope will
Sprout in your soul. You will
Unfurl to the golden rays of
The early morning sun;

Its warmth will fill you with quanta of
Energy, send your cells into a
Frenzy. You will rejoice in its intensity
As it dispels the cold air of doubt
Your leaves will sway to the music
Of the wind and the light kisses of bees

You will purr as your nectar is sucked
And your pollen dispersed abroad.
Summer will meet you in full bloom.
Love will find you in the sweet smell
In the air; in the blossom of sturdy ferns
In the newness of rebirth. In the laughter

Of the ocean, the tanned glow of exposed
Skin; in the union of fingers and stolen kisses
Under the canopy of oak trees. Love will find you
In carvings on tree barks; in the tears of fallen
Leaves in autumn and chapped lips in winter.

Love will double back full circle
Meet you here, beside the ocean
Wishing upon the stars.


8 thoughts on “Love, Eventually

  1. First off, I’ll like to start up on this note; with a quote credited to Neil Gaiman which reads…’Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up’! πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜†

    When love takes on a ‘sinister’ form, as can be seen in ‘Love Eventually’, getting into bed….in a tripartite-type system or shall I say an unwritten ‘agreement’, with the dynamic duo of fate and the universe; what are the odds of surviving and coming back from such an onslaught? Plus, as we’re well aware, a threefold cord’s not very easily broken as is written in the Book of Ecclesiastes 4:12! Talk ’bout getting absolutely done in…..done for…super-screwed up! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I mean, one’s more or less succeeded in building this massive wall around one’s fragile heart, and in comes the terrorizing trio of love, fate and the universe! Slowly, they masterfully chisel… chip away at the walls; wearing down one’s resistance and leaving such a person completely hopeless and helpless; till one succumbs……eventually! ‘Am trying to be chilled, sang Jason Mraz in his soul-filled song titled ‘I’m Yours’; but you’re so hot I melted, I fell right through the cracks’! 😁
    I think this is what folks refer to as ‘reckless abandon’, or ‘accidentally in love’ as the rocking musical band ‘Counting Crows’ prefer to call it! 😁

    Nina George affirms that ‘We cannot decide to love. We cannot compel anyone to love us. There’s no secret recipe, only love itself. And we’re at its mercy- there’s nothing we can do’! These lines by Nina seamlessly surmises the vibe am getting from this beautifully lettered poetic compose! πŸ˜„

    Doc, I like how you used the varying elements of nature….the trees, the sun and the works; to depict one of two inevitable events in the life of us mortals….falling in love; with the other being death of course! We do not get to have a say in the matter; as is mostly the case! πŸ˜€

    Keep slaying Doc, this; right here’s… shalt I describe it?…..Bae! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚


  2. This… it found me.

    Words cannot describe what your art does to my artistic mind Doctor! I am in awe of your style, the intensity in your poetry and the depth of your thoughts. You have easily become a mentor; someone whose quality of writing i try to attain, and maybe even surpass. Thank you Doctor, for gifting our hearts with the wealth in your soul.

    We, me and my muses, appreciate you.

    Please keep writing.

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