So, I'm sharing with you a poem I wrote when I was also in a romantic mood. In fact, it is the second to the last poem I wrote. [See January 3 post for the last one for my friends who got married recently.] Ironic, this poem is about vicarious love -- read, the kind of love that I don't have at present but that I'm not-so-secretly longing to have.
Here it is...
From Now On
Telling myself, “Someone somewhere is looking at these same stars”
Just as lonely as me, searching for that special someone.
How often have I walked along lonely beaches
Asking myself, “Why isn’t anybody holding my hand?”
Are not these hands worth holding?
Then I met you
From that day on, I knew you were the one
I have been waiting for all these years.
Now, you have asked me to share your life forever
The tears fell as I said “yes!”
Finally, here is someone I could call my own.
From now on, I shall ask myself these questions.
What did I ever do to deserve you?
What did I do to be loved by you?
Somewhere in my past, I must
Have done something to deserve your love
The angels must have taken note of all
My good deeds
And you are my reward.
What a sweet reward!
I shall treasure you forever…from now on.--------
Yes, part of me will always be a hopeless, incurable romantic. But part of me is truly grateful that there are many people loving and caring for me. So, to all my loved ones, family, friends who make the loneliness go away and to God whose love for me is unconditional, I say "Thank You, all of you!"