True Love

Because I love you, I want to encourage you

To not only respect others, but most importantly yourself

Because I love you I don’t want you to be something merely put on display

Or put on top of a shelf,

One must not sit and just be pretty, but they must have character, too

This is one of many things that I love about you

Because you refuse to be the spitting image of anybody else,

Because you demand the truth no matter how it hurts to feel it,

And how you hold my hand as we both receive it.

Because I love you, I want to promote your strengths,

And help you break down the boundaries of your weaknesses,

With every hurdle, old and new, I want to be the boost that helps get you through,

And to express verbally, Just how much you mean to me,

Because I love you, I will refute every single lie that you tell yourself,

I only want to only say things to make your life better,

Not things that you feel forced to endure,

Because I love you, You deserve date night, every night of your life,

Every moment should be a surprise made new,

Another day that I get the privilege of spending with you,

Because I love you,
I can’t imagine waking up when it’s not beside you,

And I realize that the joy of my life is you.

Because I love you,

I need you to know that you are my soul mate,

I appreciate you in every possible way.

Because I love you,

I have no need to control or manipulate you,

Nor sorrow when you leave,

Because I know you will forever be a part of me.

Because I love you,

I want to see you happy,

Even if this happiness can’t be found in me.

This isn’t just all about me, this love.

This emotion cannot be contained in time or in the words we say to one another.

This is more than both of us, This is purity in emotion.

Together, even when apart.

Regardless of distance, or the things we’ve shared,

I know that in my dreams you will always be there.

When from this earth we depart,

Together, you will always be in my heart.

I will do whatever it takes to keep you safe and secure,

Away from harm, because I love you.

I protect you, because I love you.

Because I love you, we mutually decide to do life together,

Which is by far, my favorite part.

This poem is about: 
My family

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