Love is

Love is a telephone call,
even though you’re tired

Love is surprising someone with
little unexpected gifts.

Love is visiting a friend,
that’s a little out of your way

Love is going to your best friends dinner party,
when you’d prefer to stay at home.

Love is learning to Scottish reel,
even though you’re English.

Love is putting fake tan on,
so he thinks you’re gorgeous.

Love is putting on aftershave, so she thinks
you’re delicious.

Love is laughing until your tummy hurts.

Love is endless cooking,
but always with a smile.

Love is dancing in the kitchen.

Love is lighting the candles.

Love is diving into the sea
even when it’s cold

Love is running them a hot bath.

Love is that gentle hand on your shoulder.

Love is yes to someone’s spontaneity

Love is learning their sport.

Love is gripping tight
On the back of the motorbike

Love is sharing the pudding.

Love is opening the car door for her.

Love is walking on the outside of the pavement.

Love is letting them win
Even though you could thrash them

Love is an extra hug
just because you can.

Love is a cheeky wink across the room.

Love is asking, “how are you”
and waiting an extra beat, for their reply.

Love is picking her up and spinning her around
in your arms.

Love is putting on lipstick.

Love is leaving a note in their umbrella.

Love is stringing celery sticks
even though it’s not for you

Love is leaving something a little better
than you found it.

Love is catching their eye.

Love is singing in the shower.

Love is being the first to say “hello”

Love is learning three clean jokes.

Love is wearing polished shoes.

Love is dancing the Waltz
so you hold them in your arms.

Love is running to the dance floor
for the first dance.

Love is in a smile.

Love is the hard graft.

Love is a daily practice

Love is being kinder than necessary.

Love is saying I love you,
and all the lovely things you think.

I’m so inlove, with you

I thought I could be emotionally detached
a moment; as an uncaring man,
one who loves a good fun night
and forget it all the next day.

But here I am, moments after
hours after, days after
and all I can think of
is being wrapped up in your arms
dreaming with you, side by side
wishing we could work out a way to be together
dreaming of being in your arms again
imagining how our lives could be

Love is not instant
it is not like lightning
definitely not a shock to the system
it is a deep, long, unmoving rock
buried deep in ones body, bones
that’s where you are; buried in my soul

I’ve tried for six years
to find someone else,
and every time
I come back to you

You’re the person I think about first, when I wake up.

You’re the person I think about when something small happens.

You’re the person I think about, and yearn to talk to, when something important happens.

It’s you; the person I dream of, imagine, and think of sharing my life with.

You’re the person I talk about, talk to, think about, and think of.

You’re the person, whose day I wonder about.

You’re the person whose happiness I consider; health I worry about, and life I want to be part of.


You’re my best friend, the person I call, the person I think of, the person I share my life with.
You’re the person I’m in love with.
The person I want to share my future life with, big things, and small things.

You’re the person I’ve tried to work my life around.

You’re the person I need, the person I want.

And today I found myself without you;

for the first time I need my best friend and today

you’re not going to be here for me, and help me over the hurt I feel

because I’m heartbroken over you;

how do I cope with losing my love, and my best friend, all in one blow?

So In Love.

How have I been so stupid?

How have I missed, that I am utterly in love with you?

And the only thing holding me back, is the fear that you won’t love me enough to make me happy, to give me the life that I want, but to also be the person I want, someone to love me enough to stretch far and wide, and to move mountains, for me, because you love me,

like I love you; like I would move mountains for you, and do more than that which is within my power, to make you happy; because I am crazy, foolishly in love with you.

For you; N

It feels a little impossible
for someone to sweep into your life
where, a day before
they had not existed…

Turn your days upside down
your original thoughts of the week
the year,
what your dreams are
what you dream of

All topsy turvy
nothing makes sense

And then it’s all gone
and he’s gone
as if it never happened

Only from the memories
and the few I told
do I know; it really happened

And if I’m in doubt of that
there’s the gaping loss in my heart
because without a thought
no calculated meaning
I fell in love.

And people talk of this,
beautiful love
which I dreamed of
this, boundless, endless love
not entirely forgiving
notwithstanding criticism
not rose-coloured,
but openly honest

Love for the way we are together
for the way we make each other feel
for the moments, for the spark
for the support and connection
for the passion
all without intention;
love fell upon me.

Left, loving you.

I love you
in my own special way;
I love you unlike any other,
you make me smile
and you fill me whole
deeply, from the depths within

I adore you
unlike any other I know,
you make my day
a happier time; with smiles
I’d otherwise leave unknown

I’ll always love you
in ways you won’t notice,
when I can, I’ll cherish our moments
in case I’m left with nothing left
except these memories
otherwise insufficient…
yet preciously special
to me.

I love you
there’s no way I can disguise it
exhausting to hide it
painful to feel it;
but I love you
and I wished you loved me too.

Tumbling Down

Heart in my throat,
struggling to breathe
flutters in my stomach
tension in my hands
burning in my soul.

Arms raised high above my head
leaping off the edge
falling, windswept hair
tumbling, revolving, through the air
I am falling.

Catch me, catch me if you can
as I burst through the air
arms outstretched,
hoping to get caught in your
strong warm arms.

A little

I’m a little in love
with you;
as the silence descends
I think of you.

Together as we were
moments of perfection,
when I wished time
would stop,
so I could be in your arms
a little longer.

Holding onto you.

I think I’ll wait here
a little longer,
and wrap my arms around
holding onto hope
that you’ll pick me up
and hold me close
and never let me go.


It’s beginning, entry titles
it’s tingling, the sensation
it’s trembling, the earth is shifting
we’re moving; the world
uplifting my roots
buried deep within.

I sense the danger zone,
flying high above the clouds
rocking my inner stability
you’ve shaken me,
from my boots, to my head;
left dazed and surprised.

You’ve caught me unaware,
my guard is down,
bravado’s disappeared
and I’m left here
boots in tact,
waiting for you to capture me
slowly, beautifully
until there’s nobody left
but you, in my deep blue eyes.


It’s like the rising tide,
creeping up on you
until it’s high above your head
and there’s nothing left to do
but kick hard, and kick strong.

But I’m failing at holding it back
the cold dark waters creeping upon me,
my pride begs me not to call for you
cry out your name, and plead;
drag me home, steal me away
wrap me in the warm blankets
of your loving arms.

This swell is mighty,
the depths are deeper than I know,
my gut is screaming,
heart plunging further to the ground
heavy and slow, I realise too late;
I’ve fallen, tumbled, head first
in love with you.