So every gesture
You choose to make
And the response it elicits in me
Could we keep it up
Throughout time and endlessly?
Lest we base a love on nothingness
That fades with the seasons
And we grow old,
I'm choosing to keep my heart
From running off at the wrong pace
And sticking with the aspects of you
That will fade.
So with my eyes I will choose to focus
On the heart behind your little complements -
I won't always be "pretty,"
But maybe you will always see me that way.
And maybe you won't call me as much,
But my heart will know you are safe.
Please, please someday
When we get there and it's true,
Please tell me you love me for more
Than a simple "I just do"
"I just do"'s fade with the onslaught of time
Along with the cute little things.
Life happens, and we get busy -
It threatens to tear us apart
And maybe it's too soon to call,
But when we get to the "because I love you"'s
I'm hoping they would last through all.