I Love You Poem

Explaining Your Love

My wife and I have been married for 42 years. It has NOT been easy! Sometimes you have to suck it up and let love keep you together. I'm really not a romantic person, but early on, I used to write little ditties to my honey to keep the fires burning. This is a short conglomerate of some of the things I wrote. I hope you can understand their true meaning.

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How Do I Love You?

© more by Randall W. West

Published by Family Friend Poems October 25, 2022

If you see the pain upon my face, it's not so hard to take.
Although it hurts a lot sometimes, it's a very special ache.
If I seem to be uneasy or appear to be so blue,
It's just my heart's too small to hold all the love I feel for you.

If I always seem so distant every time that we're alone,
You sense the insecurity in the feelings that I've shown.
Try not to think our romance has been a big mistake.
I want to listen to my heart; I'm just afraid it's going to break.

Love me, Dear, for what I am and accept the man I'm not.
Love the things I mean to say and pretend I've said a lot.
Love me, Dear, while we're up close but also from a distance.
For loving you is basic to my entire existence.



I have always enjoyed writing poems to express my feelings. They are a reflection of my mood at the time. Consequently, it could be remorseful, mischievous, or philosophical. I've frequently been asked to write for special occasions by family and friends. I do so but I don't really enjoy it because I'm locked into a time frame...

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