Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Before You

I did not know the compassion capable of hiding behind such pretty eyes.
I did not know the warmth hidden behind such a beautiful smile. 
I did not know the sincerity lacing every delicate grasp of the hand. 
I did not know the trust emanating from every whispered secret into your ear. 
I did not know the delicacy of a heart pierced by slight wrongdoings. 
I did not know the friendship burrowing under the cover of a tight, unending hug.
I did not know the care weaved in between lips locked in a passionate kiss.  

I did not know the meaning of love entrapped in each simple glance. 

'I Can't Remember Anything Without You'

She sat there. Believing in true love. Smiling ear to ear and laughing at the ease of such a concept that had been hidden right under her nose all along. Oh, to be twenty two and invincible [forever]. Knowing everything leading up to this was as insignificant as a grain of sand in the desert. Love is known to fool and blindside. But, true love...true something you have never experienced or felt or touched or tasted or glimpsed. It is the epitome of fairy tale, the rhythm of a heartbeat and the meaning of a smile. 

'I could die right now, she thought. I'm just...happy. I've never felt that before.'