1001 Reasons

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Sade “Your Love Is King”

there are 1001 reasons why i love you with four seasons
and indeed, there are 1001 more
sometimes i get breathless
reflecting on ways
you astound me
others i count every blessing
you eventually found me

soundly smitten was i
as you whispered your heart
and 1001 pale white lily petals danced
all about me
clad in flowing gowns of vermilion
serenading senses
as my ventricles yawned wide to revel in them
and the kiss
O, the kiss
i still taste upon my lips
as it placed a sweet ellipsis on dominion

as my heart began to wish
your candy coated lips glanced my soul’s rusted receptacle
indeed ’twas quite the spectacle
teased out of enclosure
you granted exposure
to that long defeated
to see it repeated
while saying with a smile
stick with me kid

in that moment
as the hands of time wrapped around us like silk on the china white skin of a Geisha
and drew us in closer
i saw another realm
one quite unlike any other
it was…


or at least
how i had envisaged this Nirvana to be
only in monochrome
no azure skies or fields of jade green
yet, a more vibrant vista i never had seen
as standing front and centre
with arms wide open
and the twinkle of a diamond cut smile in her eyes
was the girl in my dream

i reached into my breast pocket
not sure why at the time
and it felt warm
there was clearly a breach
looking down i noticed a ruby-red stain
ghosting through the very fabric of me
my heart
it did bleed
i panicked momentarily
until i noticed verily
that i was a reflection of you
no hall of mirrors
just a solitary window
clean through
to the atrium weeping in unison

suddenly there were rainbows in the sky
bursts of vivid color all around us
forming arches within which we were dignitaries
distinguished by the fact that our gaze had never once broken
as 1001 blood soaked lilies painted the canvas of our one skin
shades of grey led the way
down a silvery path
where we were spirited away
entwined in one another
lost in a melody of timeless, spaceless tone
no disgrace for us
for we were headed

there are 1001 reasons why your soul i so adore
and then there are 1001 more
every single miniscule miniature
not a fiber or sinew
doesn’t bear your signature
wear you so very proudly
my Sweet Lady Grey
see you profoundly in 1001 ways
1001 lives
through 1001 eyes
in the light of thine gaze
i am spun
i love you
with 1001 rays of the sun
every time
our 1001 hearts beat
as one

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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1 Comment

  1. 1002 reasons I love you from my core

    To my skin

    Through my capillaries and nerves

    Yours is the voice

    That my heart and soul heard

    At the dawn of creation

    No more need for vexation

    For our particles have found

    The ones lost in the sound

    1002 reasons ascending

    I love you

    Never ending

    From the nevermore transcending

    Into forevermore descending

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