This morning I had an incredible conversation with one of my Sister Sistahs. I believe…It’s vital to have at least one person in your life that you can talk about anything with knowing that it will never become front page news. Someone you can say anything to without hesitation or fear of judgment. Just be yourself with…uninhibited. Well this particular conversation about love, heartbreak and the like fueled this piece below. In discussing her beau she made one majestic comment about him that instantly made me put heart to pen and pen to paper.

She mentioned something about wanting “the cadence of his heartbeat to be her lullaby“. Whoooo Lawd Honey YES!

That’s the kind of longing that inspires poetry…speaking volumes to the lover and poet in me



I’m not afraid to love you
I’m not afraid to let you know 
I’m not afraid to say I see you
I’m not afraid
Though I’ve been warned

You have my heart alive again
And now my tears 
Are tears of joy
You’ve soothed my hard edges
Softened me
Cold heart now glows warmed

You weren’t trying
To get my attention
Or capture my flag
Mine wasn’t territory 
You sought to conquer
My waters unchartered
You stirred
I’m glad 

I see myself loving you
In between the rain drops
I feel you holding me
After the rain stops
No longer holding back
Drifting toward your rainbow 
Into your arms again 

You make me want to…

Climb the highest mountains 
Though I fear heights
You make me want to surf
The deepest oceans
Though I cannot swim
You make me wanna soar
The endless sky though I cannot fly

How I long for 

The cadence of your heartbeat 

To be my lullaby

Yes love me in between the rain drops
There’s not a storm we cannot face 
Shower me with showers anew
I’ll respond with fresh morning dew
I’m not afraid to love again 
As long as love is love with you

© Ericka Arthur and authenticitee, 2015

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  1. Yowers! Now that’s passion and emotion. And I love the part about loving between the raindrops. And what a great quote by your friend.
    Don’t you just love it when all-of-a-sudden creative inspiration swoops into your heart. I do.
    🙂 ❤

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    1. Lol…thanks so much for that! And yes…I’m learning to seize every moment that breathes inspiration! Her one line inspired me to write immediately….

      Thx again☺️


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      1. ROFL!!!!!!!! LMBO!!!!!!! HILARIOUS!!! Omgoodness Sean I almost fell out my chair!! Wait can I tell you… You are not the first person to solicit my impromptu love poem services! It just flows…smh!

        Mind you my husband AND my mommy are my biggest supporters AND both subscribers from Day 1! So grateful😌😌😌

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      2. LOL! I got chu covered when the time comes! That’s what little Sister’s are for…. Well… Not D from What’s Happening… but you get the gist! LOL!

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    1. Aww Hey Robert!! I can’t thank you enough for the nomination!authenticitee is actually an award free blog but I’m up for writing challenges should the occasion present itself & if time allows.

      You are so thoughtful! Beyond grateful!!


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      1. Absolutely! I don’t take those nominations lightly at all. There’s such incredible talent in this space! Including your work! Take care!


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