is not tying you down
nor being tied down by you.
It is being free-
free to do anything I want,
when I want it, where I want to,
knowing that you would be there
to support me, and
trusting that you would know
when I’ve reached the limits
I would not often acknowledge for myself.
is not a weakness,
nor is it giving into weakness.
It is being strong.
It is having the strength
to stand up to any challenge,
believing that you are right beside me
in spirit and in heart,
if not in person.
It is not being helpless,
nor is it being powerless.
It is having the power
to conquer any land,
any place, any world, any universe,
having faith that you are fighting
every battle with me, and being
assured that you will be there with me
to celebrate every victory,
mourn every loss,
and to replenish what courage and strength
I’ve lost somewhere along the journey.
is not losing myself to you,
nor is it claiming all of you for myself.
It is about helpin each other grow
into two strong individuals, who may have
different dreams, different thoughts, and
but are looking forward
to one future. A future together.
It is not about shaping you
into what I want you to be,
nor being shaped into something that
would suit your every whim.
It is about being who we are,
realizing truths about ourselves that
we would be able to accept and appreciate.
is not wanting to steal you away
from what it is yours,
nor is it thrusting everything I own to you.
It is about being our own person,
enjoying our own things,
all the while looking forward
to creating moments
where we share ourselves and
what we have with each other
without losing what we have for ourselves.
It is never about taking,
never about demanding.
It is about sharing, compromise,
balance, favors, small and big,
given and granted only with a full heart.
is not changing myself
to seek your approval.
It is about wanting to be a better person,
maybe not perfect,
but perfect enough
to stand by you as long as I can,
and perfect enough to be a person
worthy to claim my dreams.
is never about losing.
It is about gaining.
It is about having the strength to wait,
about stretching what little patience I have,
into something much more understanding.
It is not just about pointing out the wrong,
but accepting it, righting it.
is many things.
And if I keep going,
the pages would not be enough.
All I know is that loving you
is something that I want to do
one day at a time,
one sunrise after another,
until all the days pile up
into what everybody calls