IF YOU LOVED ME LIKE I LOVED YOU 

  


If you loved me like I loved you 

I’d never know winter again
I’d be
Covered
Comforted
Detected
Wanted
Protected 
Defended
Discerned 
Insulated
Blanketed by a warmth 
No snow drift could smother 
If you loved me like I loved you

If you loved me like I loved you
I’d never wait to hear your voice
Standing by on stand by
Or wonder if 
If things had changed 
Or if better still 
They remained the same
Weighty
Breathy
Breathless 
Full of depth
Irrevocable 
If you loved me like I loved you

If you loved me like I loved you
I’d never shudder from the chill 
of another shoulder
Avoid an icy stare while craving
being looked upon 
Dancing in between rain drops
With you  
My syncopated Metronome 
Rhythmic rhythm-er
Time keeper
Thermostat
Turn Puppeteer
If you loved me like I loved you

Instead…

I wonder
Wait and wonder 
Run errands and wonder
Tend to others and wonder 
Lift up holy hands and wonder
Watch you work the room 
and wonder 
Watch you like likes
Favorite favorites 
Share profound yet succinct thoughts 
They cheer
You smile
They smile
You beam with pride
I’m proud
With approval 
I nod 
And disdain
I wait
Again 
Wait my turn
Somehow always…
An after your afterthought

If you loved me like I loved you
I would never feel alone again
Taken for granted again 
I’d be
Weak in the knees
Heart skipping beats
Legs strong 
Back aligned
Fingers tightly intertwined 
Ever so linked mind to mind
Your mind to mine 
There was a time
You didn’t mind 
If you loved me like I loved you
I’d never know winter again

Or wonder if you loved me at all




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29 thoughts on “IF YOU LOVED ME LIKE I LOVED YOU 

  1. “If you loved me like I loved you…I wouldn’t be writing this piece…”..lol…I couldn’t resist…I was flowing with it…as always, e…you’ve knocked it out of the ballpark…AGAIN!!!

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  2. I know this is new and fresh, but feels like I’ve lived these words before for many years. Been there, your every description familiar (always arranged perfectly e- your way with words=Totally amazing) and glad I’m not stuck anymore in the syncopated metronome etc., wondering any longer. So now sis I concentrate on God not being my “after my afterthought” …since the privilege of knowing winter made me appreciate how it brought about my springtime. He makes all things new.

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  3. If you loved me like I loved you
    I would never feel alone again
    Taken for granted again
    I’d be
    Weak in the knees
    Heart skipping beats
    .
    .
    .
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    Or wonder if you loved me at all

    My favourite part.

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  4. ❤ ❤ <3!! There are those times when, I feel words need to be written to honor my love of your soul touching words. And then those times when, only my heart can do justice. This is one of those times. I pray you can feel through my heart, what my words can't write! Thank you, again <3!!

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