The three things I've longed for
and been shown by
Teach me that meaning
of Affection that I thought I'd
Respect for others as well as me,
Honourable intentions, without hope of being noticed,
and a Kindness that shines like humble Charity:
the three most desirable qualities
of which and much, much more
you are the epitome.
I'd say I love you more
than you love me
but that's not the truth
for you have the greater capacity to love
and I don't mind feeling inferior
when the superior one is you.
You provide the Profoundness,
Overwhelming amount of love
that I've so often dreamed of,
so I'm gratified
on a deeper level
as well as awed by your character.
Are you sure that you're not a prince from a distant land?
Are you sure you're not from fiction, a world which I adore?
Are you sure that you're not magical, or hiding a dragon somewhere?
And finally, can you confirm that you're not a figment of my
Yes, you tell me
and my thoughts are drowned out
by the thudding of my heart.
You take my hands in yours,
Caress them lightly, treat
them like jewels,
and you gaze intently
into my eyes.
Before four eyelids close, you say
"I love you."
Then all vision stops.
to the sound of joy.