An Expression of Love


Rumi states:

“Reason is powerless in the expression of love.”

Within love
Flowing through me
There is no reason
Nor power—
There is no less than
The feeling of
Love expressed in
The deepest of
Un-condition.

One could
Argue that
All I say is…

“Mere romantic gesture!”

I relinquish
This argument
And say:

“It is only without fear.”

I can’t hide
My love
Behind
Fear—

A quiet disposition to
Withhold is
The best I can do.

Awkward silence
Shadowed tears
Excited thoughts
Empty of
Physical expression—

Yes. Yes. I have been
Powerless in
Love.

Yet.
It’s never been
Love that
Hurts.

Rather.
We
People of
Love
Hurt in
The absence of
Love expressed.

We.
People of
Love
Hurt when
Love is not
Received in
Expression
But rather
Denied in
Fear.

We—
Hurt by
The hands of
Fear

Old feeling
Hearts
Tired of
The game
We play
(Labeled in
Love) decide to
Shut the
Door before
Season’s
End to
Protect what
Little they have
Left without
Love’s expression.

No longer in
Love
Its reason to
Do without
Exist in
The ticking
Time of
Memory.

Reminders of
Past hurt
Dig in
Roots that
Kill expression so
The love felt
Lives within
The weeds of
What was
Living as
Place holders in
What is.

Yet.
Still love exists.

And
My heart.
The living
Shelter of
My love will
Always be
New in
Spirit
Young in
Innocence and
Renewed by
The flowing of
Love.

I will look
Fear in
The eye of
You whom
I love
And say
With conviction:

“I love you.”

Yes.
I love you.

Not
Because
I’m afraid to
Be without
Love but
Because
I’m not
Afraid to
Be in
Love.

I am
Not afraid.

I am not
Afraid to be in
The moment and
Say:

“I know I can. I can express the depth of my heart and shine within it!”

I am
Stronger than
My weakest
Expression of
Love.

I am
Stronger than
My quiet disposition.

I am.

I am
Laughter.

I am
Smiles.

I am
Anything to
Make you happy

I am love and
Loves dedication.

I am
Adventure
Responsibility
Romance
Openness
Space and
Time and
Healing
Patience.

I am
Security and
Serenity and
Spoken truth in
Serious tone.

I am
Ears that
Listen and
A heart that
Gives.

I am
The relinquishing of
Heavy talk in
Exchange for
The need to
Bask in
The light of
Taking a breath
Without
Care or
Worry.

I am
Letting go of
The moment
In order to
Just be.

I am
The strength of
These words in
An expression of
Love.

And.
My honesty
The truth of
What I say is
Found in
The awkwardness that
This expression of
Love stands
Behind as
You get to know
Me and
I get to
Know you.

It requires time.

Time for
Me to
Open up
Because what
I’m showing of
Me in
Every moment is
Real.

And real
Takes
Time.

The expression of
My love is
An expression of
Me.

I am the love I give.

I am not any less.

I give
I grow
In time.

I can’t be
Forced out from
Behind this
Awkward
Shell.

In love
I only have
The ability to
Flow out
Through
The cracks and
Shine—
Revealing
What’s been
Growing from
Who I am
Inside.

What has
Been has
Always
Been me.

I am the love I give.

And in
Your eyes
I see that
Love reflected.

Yet. In
Your words
I see it
Refuted
Hidden
Behind
A wall of
Fear.

And in
My strength
I can’t deny
What I
See—
I see
Love.

The expression of
Love that
Defies all
Reason
You give.

In truth
You love
Behind
The fear as
I love
Behind
A quiet
Shell

With so
Much to
Show and
So much to
Give—
Its not
Love that
Hurts but
Holding on to
The expression
Without
Release to
Ease the
Pressure of
Love
And empty
The hurt to
Say—

“I’m scared to love you in so many ways.”

There is
No reason
Only the
Expression of
Who we are to
Defy
All
Worldly
Reason.

Alas, reason is powerless in the expression of love.

In all of
Us in
Our human
Heart there is
A stirring
The stirring of
Wisdom of
Love’s deepest meaning—
To desire
To give
Without any
Logic or
Reason.

This giving
This giving
Is again
Without
Reason to
Stay open even
When presented
Out of
Season to
Express to
Express without
Logic or
Reason is
Love’s only
Season to
give for
love to
Give love’s
Perfect
Expression—

This is what these words are presenting.

This is who I am even
Without rhyming—
An expression of love to
Relinquish all
Meaning—

Giving to you
Without any
Expectation.

Just words.

Just words.

Flowing in
Love.

Because…

Reason is powerless in the expression of love.

CL Dec 2011

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