How Do We Know?
When does friendship turn into love?
What triggers it; what makes it change?
Do we feel it in our heart
before we recognize it ?
How do we know?
We can fall in love with one part,
one facet of someones personality
even before we love them absolutely.
I was first attracted to my lovers sense of humor,
and the way his eyes softened when he sang to me.
I knew, long before he did, that he was the one for me.
He loves me despite my failings,
my shortcomings, my temper
and my many weaknesses.
I love him for his honesty,
tenderness and faithfulness;
his gentle touch.
He always sees the funny side of life.
A good father, a wonderful friend;
he calls me "his bride."
And, after all these years,
his eyes still soften when he sings to me.
© Ellie Maziekien