What is between us is beyond words,

But I try in my own little way to capture it.

Through terms, through phrases, even through the flowery symmetry of linguistics…

But, I fall from the mark.

I try to mimic feelings on paper like the bats in the trees mimic people down below.

I try to enthrall myself, enthrall readers with stories, with characters and even though I think I do…

This I know.

It will never quite capture what I feel for you.

When I say it’s beyond words, I meant that.

The touch of your fingertips against my skin, I drown in the endless hazel pool of your eyes.

The way we kiss, the heights of pleasure.

It’s beyond the physical.

We connect, we relate on a level I can’t describe.

Sometimes you guess my thoughts and sometimes I finish your sentences.

We can talk for hours and never grow bored.

There are similarities and differences in our personalities, and yet, at the core, where it counts…

Our souls reach out and hold close.

I need nothing more than your nearness, your humor, your endless patience.

There is no other man in the world I want more.

It is cheesy, so utterly cheesy to say you complete me.

And yet…

Those words aren’t far from the truth.

There is some deep connection, something unique and even mysterious at times.

It has connected us from the start.


I look back on that moment,

not the moment we first spoke,

But just before, the one where we both felt it was a blind date.

For how often does that kind of arrangement work?

But, there I was, in a blue coat, anxiously waiting to meet this man in person,

This man who had somehow impressed me and excited me with simple words,

and yet I’d never seen him before.

I was wary and so were you.  But, you finally showed up.

Those eyes.

I somehow knew those eyes were important.

 It was like I knew you before, but I didn’t want to overanalyze it.

And what did we do?  We started talking and never stopped.

I’ve never felt so free to be myself as I do with you.

So, I’m grateful for that day,

that moment you walked up to me.

I am grateful for every day with you.

I am grateful for your love.

And I don’t have the words to express just what you mean to me.

It’s funny.  I’m the writer and I can’t explain it.

So, I will try to say it like this…

The universe is vast, limitless.

Similarly, our love is timeless.

You are my soul mate.

No matter what separates us, I would find you.

No matter the obstacle, I would cast it aside.

You are my future.

Only you.

There are no words to express how deeply I feel,

how much in love I am with you.

Just know my heart is yours.



Poetry – Copyright 2014 Marie Lavender, soon to be published in Miss Lavender’s Anthology of Ramblings.


About Marie Lavender

Multi-genre author of Victorian romance, UPON YOUR RETURN, and 22 other books. UPON YOUR LOVE and THE MISSING PIECE placed in the TOP 10 on the 2017 P&E Readers' Poll. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART was nominated for the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards. The I Love Romance Blog became a finalist in StartDating DK's Romance Blog Awards of 2017. ILRB landed on Feedspot’s 2017 TOP 100 Novel Blogs and TOP 100 Romance Blogs. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART placed in the TOP 10 Books of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Mystery Blogger Award for 2017. A to Z Blog Challenge Survivor in 2016. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title - winner of the "Broken Heart" themed contest and the "I Love You" themed contest on Poetry Universe. SECOND CHANCE HEART and A LITTLE MAGICK placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers' Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers' Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader's Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013, 2014 and 2016. 2013 and 2014 Amazon Bestseller Ranking for UPON YOUR RETURN. Top 10 Authors on Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors. Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 23 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series and The Blood at First Sight Series. Feel free to visit her website at for further information about her books and her life. Marie is also on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow her other blogs at and She also runs a writing and guest author blog at Don't forget to sign up for her email newsletter!

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