Since it’s Valentine’s day I decided I should write a “love poem”.
My dad has written poems for my mom for Valentine’s day, and since a lot of the things I’ve come to know and love are from him I figured I try my hand at this.
I think one of the things I like a lot about art (and what you should keep in mind as you read this poem) is that you can create something from experience or what you see, but at the same time you can come up with something that you’re just inspired about and don’t have to pin point exactly what you’re writing, painting, or singing about. Art can be direct or it can be ambiguous. That’s what makes it art.
It’s because you’re always on my mind- even when I sleep.
It’s because my words can’t be confined- you make secrets impossible to keep.
It’s because I can’t help but smiling- even when you think I’m not.
It’s because these reasons keep on piling- and not one could be forgot.
It’s because you mean more to me- than I think you ever realize.
It’s because my heart skips a beat- when I see you look at my eyes.
It’s because you send me to the moon- when you laugh at something I say.
It’s because whether it’s midnight or noon- you always brighten my day.
It’s because you make me want to strive- to be the best I can be.
It’s because you make me feel so alive- and I know you’re the only one for me.
It’s because I love it when you’re silly- and when you’re serious too.
It’s because I don’t have to be frilly- and can just be me when I’m with you
It’s because you’re like a comfy sweater- you always make me feel warm.
It’s because no one is better- than you at making me feel reborn.
It’s because you always know what to say- when I’m not feeling like myself.
It’s because your kindness could never be repaid- it’s flawless in and of itself.
It’s because you’re so brilliant- you blow my mind away.
It’s because you seem resilient- when my strength seems to give way.
It’s because you have a beautiful soul- and you let me see your thoughts.
It’s because you know just how to console- when I’m worse than distraught.
It’s because you brighten up my life- when I see that smile on your face.
It’s because everything feels all right- when our fingers interlace.
It’s because you deal with the crazy things- that I’m so bent on saying.
It’s because you stick with me whatever life brings- and it’s with you I’m staying.
It’s because you have integrity- unlike any I’ve seen before.
It’s because this is reality- you’re all I want, and more.
It’s because I can’t forget your face- but to me it’s always new.
It’s because no one could take your place- no matter what you do.
It’s because you make my heart melt- when you act as sweet as can be.
It’s because this is a feeling I’ve never felt- but it seems so familiar to me.
It’s because you make me laugh- when I try my hardest not to.
It’s because you’re my other half- and it’s because I love you.