a letter to love

November 12, 2010

love,

when you come home
this is what a need from you…

i need you to be patient.
with you. with me. with us.
you should come dressed in comfort.
nothing flashy
–simplicity catches my eye with ease.

come with a gentle spirit.
speak softly. hold me gently.
you will have my attention
if you can get at my intellect
and my spirit.

trust.
don’t hold me accountable
for what others have done to you.
i still believe in you
amidst the heartaches
loving has caused.

grow.
feed the spirit of us.
nurture the soul of what we have
with letters, flowers, music…
details add fuel to the fire.
love must burn.

rest.
on a lazy sunday
wrapped in me.
recharge our souls
with peace.

fight.
want to want to it.
need to have it.
fight to make sure we continue
to love “for better or for worse.”

and finally, please,
come home for good.

stay.

(i left the light on for you).

~Sarahí Yajaira, 2010

let our love be

November 6, 2009

when we look to the horizon,
and see dark clouds fast approaching,
let us take that time,
to lower the sails.

when that eerie silence
before the storm
makes our hearts uneasy,
let us tie a reef knot
and hold each other closer.

when rough waters
rock the boat,
and the wind
threatens a wreck,
let us not abandon ship.

and when we’ve been
battered and tossed…

let our love be the anchor
that stabilizes our ship.
let our love be the compass
that guides us back to shore.

let our love be…
the calm after the storm!

for my love.  i stand with you.  beside you.  just hold on tight. i love you.

~Sarahi Yajaira, 2009