Doubling Time

So maybe I won’t be your
good morning or good night
Maybe I won’t be able to
bake you that birthday cake from scratch
or massage your favorite oil
into your hair or even paint your toenails
your favorite shade of sea green.

And maybe we won’t be able to cry together
or hold each other’s hands delicately, tenderly, tightly
when it really matters—when it really counts
Because maybe love doesn’t conquer everything
and that’s the real lesson, the real truth
hidden beneath our utopian relationship
But you know what?
I still believe our love has no half-life.

Nominated: Liebster Award

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The Rules:
• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
• List the rules and display a Liebster Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

This is the Liebster Blogger Award. My nomination comes by way of Rishika Kakar. Follow this great blog if you haven’t already. Always something interesting to read there.

Questions for me:

1. When and why did you start writing? Probably third grade (maybe earlier but I don’t really remember.) And just to make a few of my friends laugh.

2. If you had a chance to time travel, would you visit the past or the future, why? I’d visit the future, of course. Although the past is tempting just to really know how it all began. However, it must be the future, because I would like to believe that the love of my life will be waiting there for me.

3. If you could live anywhere in the World, where would you? Doesn’t matter, really. Once you find the right person to spend your life with you’re always home.

4. If you could be anything and anyone you wanted, who/what would you be? Just myself and a husband to her; is there any better thing to be in this world than a spouse to the right person?

5. Describe yourself in 3 words. Something worth saving.

6. Tell me about any one of your fears? Not heights, but falling from great heights.

7. Suggest a theme/idea you’d like me to write about? Magic.

8. Tell me about any one of your fears? Creatures with too many legs. “A 19th-century Tibetan poet warned his fellow Buddhists, ‘if you enjoy frightening others, you will be reborn as a centipede.’”

9. What is success to you? Happiness.

10. How would you define happiness? Some configuration of love.

11. Favourite movie/TV series/Documentary? Favorite: no idea. But, Into The Badlands was an underrated show. Nextflix that one.

Questions For My Nominees:

  1. What part of the human face is your favorite?
  2. If you could speak one word today, what would it be?
  3. How long are you willing to wait for someone/something?
  4. Do you find clowns creepy?
  5. What takes up too much of your time?
  6. What’s your favorite day of the week?
  7. Hero or villain for the day?
  8. What one food could you never give up?
  9. What sound do you really love?
  10. What makes people perfect for each other?
  11. Would you rather be able to copy and paste in real life, or undo in real life?

My Nominees:

Have a look at these wonderful blogs!

  1. Katy Claire
  2. aweaveofwords
  3. Hernan J Monzon
  4. Poetpas
  5. alwayswithlovekat
  6. Anonymously Hal
  7. Hasan Adan
  8. Tom
  9. دوى فوترى
  10. A. P. Christopher
  11. Chagall

Callings

I grew up down the street
From a seminary
A very spacious place
Sprawling buildings
Acres of green
Fences all around and tennis courts
Something almost like a fairy tale
But that’s not really the point

I’m about to go there now
Not to admire the beauty
But to enlist my soul
To another kind of heavenly devotion

This might sound trite
But if I can’t have you
I’d prefer to stay unloved

How could I ever move on
With anyone who doesn’t
Have your name?
Your face?
Your voice?

I swear, only God could compare.

Deeper Meaning (Song Lyrics)

[Intro]
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh (4x)

[Verse 1]
Been in love since before I even saw your face
I didn’t know your name, I didn’t know your ways
But I knew I was for you
I just knew I was for you

So I fell in love when I saw your face
And now I know your name, and now I know your ways
I knew I was for you
I knew I was for you

[Chorus]
A deeper meaning to your heart beating next to me
A deeper meaning to your hands when you’re touching me
A deeper meaning to your lips when they’re pressed on me
A deeper meaning to your love is what I believe

A deeper meaning to your heart beating next to me
A deeper meaning to your arms when you’re holding me
A deeper meaning to your thoughts when they rest on me
A deeper meaning to our love is what I believe

[Outro]
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh (4x)

Empty Throne (Song Lyrics)

[Verse 1]
I was torn in two
When you left that day
Was I forcing you
To always stay?

I had no clue
You would run away
Is there another one
Or another day?

[Chorus]
Your throne is empty
But I still got your crown
Your throne is empty
But I’m waiting around

Your throne is empty
But I’m staying in town
Just in case
You come back around

[Verse 2]
We were split in two
When you left that day
Were you thinking you
Always had to stay?

You must’ve had a clue
You could walk away
You didn’t have to
Run away

[Chorus]
Your throne is empty
But I still got your crown
Your throne is empty
But I’m waiting around

Your throne is empty
But I’m staying in town
Just in case
You come back around

Just in case
You come back around (4x)

[Ad lib]
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Oh, oh, oh!

[Instrumental Outro]

If You Knew My Girl

If you knew my girl
you’d never have to
fake a smile.

If you heard her speak
you’d swear she was singing
a hymn.

If you watched
her dance you’d forget
to blink.

Just reading a poem
about her might make
you swoon.

If you knew my girl
you would fall and
never land.

I still can’t land