Saying, "I Love You"

Saying, “I Love You” is very poetic.
These are the words I don’t ever want to forget.

Since birth,
these little words were all I heard.
Passing out candy-shaped hearts in class,
I never felt anything from them. I just did what I was asked.
Wishing on stars and rehearsing each situation,
I can finally build up the courage to make a silly confession.
Saying these words, just to sound romantic,
I’ve used and abused it—forgetting what it really meant.
When I finally met the “One”,
saying them was never enough.
Throughout the years, I used them in many different ways.
Happy, sad, lonely, intimate, angry…whatever the case.
When death comes for me at bed,
I want those three words to be the last things said.

Saying, “I Love You” is very poetic.
These are the words I don’t ever want to forget.

  15 comments for “Saying, "I Love You"

  1. Sand
    December 1, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    I learned from someone I met in Peru… that you can say I love you to a person (and this person may be someone you’ve only recently begun to know), many times and truly express the heart of those words. Maybe the potential/polarity to explore romantically or sexually is there… but the potential is also an acknowledgement of being human and having desires. He reminded me not to misconstrue those words as him wanting something from me or anything more, but to receive them in the spirit in which they were offered – passion, delight, joy. Perhaps… it is also possible… to offer those words as a way of being… after all, it’s what we do and how we do, with our tools and our words, that express, whether honed or raw, whether that expression is beauty, love or something else, rather than the tools or the words themselves. Thank you, for this poem… and for drawing out these thoughts. ☺️☺️

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    • December 1, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      Isn’t it strange how many cultures view and compare it’s usage and definition? And you are very welcome ☺

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      • Sand
        December 1, 2019 at 4:54 pm

        Yes… isn’t that the beauty of it? ☺️

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      • December 1, 2019 at 4:57 pm

        Yes, it really is!

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      • Sand
        December 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

        😊😊

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  2. December 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Equally important, perhaps more important, in my opinion, is showing it.

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  3. December 1, 2019 at 10:19 am

    A nice thing to remember. I’ll make sure it counts when I say those words again. Great piece, John!

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  4. December 1, 2019 at 9:49 am

    The three magical words! Indeed they are very special but few realize their actual worth. Saying ‘I love you’ has become very casual in present times.
    Great piece!
    “I want those three words to be the last things said.” 👍♥️

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    • December 1, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Always nice to receive, not just a compliment but an understanding of the words’ true worth

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 1, 2019 at 9:58 am

        So true! When the words said hold the powerful meaning in them, to be able to hear them is precious.

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