Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I Love You

"I LOVE YOU"

No wait, let me explain
This is not some trite statement or passing fancy
This is not some idle use of the breath it takes to make the omnipotent word defunct
and devoid of its regal and barely understood meaning

No

I love you with every cell in my physiology
They live, divide into millions and at the appointed time, die, at just the thought of you
Even the foreign invaders, bacteria and viruses though they may be
are held hostage until they recognize and participate in the evidence and substance
of this great cognitive and heartfelt emotion for you

This is no, "I love this flavor of ice cream, that song, this color, or that style on you" type of love
This is the, "It's time to wake up, get up and run up because you've got more devotion to give up" type of love

It's the water to fish type of love
It's the air to birds type of love
It's the melody to the song type of love

Near or far
Vociferous or silent
Caressing or too distant
Funky or perfumed

I breath you
I eat you
I sleep you
And I wake up you

I laugh you
I cry you
I rejoice you
I suffer you

When I say I love you, every other use of the word should be offensive to you
Because compared to this, it is to me

You deserve heart, soul, mind and might
And from my minds heart, my hearts mind, you have them all
You are tattooed on my very being

You own my forever

When I say I love you...


Matt 22:37


©SojournerG 2007 All rights reserved

8 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

And i LOVE this piece! Excellent!

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

How LOVING...

bless you,
angelia

BloggersDelight said...

Your word combinations and intentions are extremely powerful and heartfelt, Sojourner G.

Don said...

I breath you
I eat you
I sleep you
And I wake up you

I laugh you
I cry you
I rejoice you
I suffer you

When I say I love you, every other use of the word should be offensive to you
Because compared to this, it is to me

You deserve heart, soul, mind and might
And from my minds heart, my hearts mind, you have them all
You are tattooed on my very being

You own my forever

When I say I love you...


Ooh, this is exactly why I love poetry. You can't show an action to express what a heartfelt poem such as this one.

There is no doubt that you have truly love/loved another human being with everything inside you. A person can't write or feel your words unless they have.

*applause*

Sojourner G said...

@Miz-Thanks Pahtnah. We must chat again soon.

@Ramblings-Thank you.

@BD-Ya'll keep doin' the thing. Thanks for the additional outlet.

@Don-I know you know bruh! I know you know. (Check the scripture though)

Femigog said...

Wow! That was so spiritual. The scripture was the topper for me. This interpretation of the High One's love is emotional. Which is really something for me grasp since I am not technically what one might call a Christian (I am a student of religious texts and faiths though).
The double sided-ness of the poem is also stirring. The concept of romantic love as necessary, the very idea that the speaker might want to be that High One for the object of desire further reinforces the spiritual. Can "God" love be akin to romantic love? Can one be so moved by faith that rapture manifests? I could go on and on about this one man.....Excellent

Sojourner G said...

Fem-You have captured it. Welcome to my soul.

writeous1 said...

Awww mannn...u made me go dig out my Bible on this one! That's whats up...