How Can I Tell You

How can I tell you that I love you?
I've said the words so many times; it's old hat to you.
I could quote Browning's poem of how she loved.
I'd say it's mine and mean every metaphor,
but you'd know she wrote it and you'd quote it.

I can write love poems just for you,
and every word I write is true, 
though I'm not adept with metaphors 
and don't use fancy words. 

I can bring valentines and whisper sweet nothings, 
loud enough for you to hear.
I can bring boxes of your favorite chocolates 
and pretty baubles to adorn.
Sometimes I sing a love song 
and remind of happy times together.

I may take you to fancy restaurants, 
from time to time.

My most eloquent message is not in words and things, 
but in caring for you every day. 
I guide when you're confused, 
make decisions when you can't. 

I want to keep you happy 
and as healthy as we can manage.
I'll take care of myself, too, so I can care for you.
I'll do these things as long as I am able, 
and sometimes I'll also say “I love you.”

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keith jeffries

Tue 24th Mar 2020 14:44

David,

A poem which depicts perseverance in love and devotion beautifully described. Thank you for this

Keith

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