The Risk Of Loving

Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Jewels & Reena’s Exploration Challenge #174

the streaming brilliance of those i adore
elicit my smiles and warm heart-felt thanks
for providing a cushion from the cruelty in this world

the love i hold for those i love
fills me with joy and comfort
an ease not found elsewhere but with them

occasionally worry squeezes my head
allowing anxiety to ripple through my heart
the safety of the jewels in my life takes priority

i hope desperately to ensure their longevity
because what would i be
without them

Reblog – Reena’s Xploration Challenge #172

Instead of me sharing each piece separately, go do yourself a favor and check them all out. It was a wonderful prompt that inspired all these responses!

Reena Saxena

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A Part Of Me

not all lovers flock to the staged
over-the-top, “romance is in the air” places
like the eiffel tower in paris, france
nor do they engage only
in the illusionary practices of yearning

a true connection is deeper than the chemicals
which make us heady
or the butterflies threatening to make us faint
or the fast, hard thump of our hearts
that’s why real love isn’t called lust

i’m learning that love is everywhere
in any place we choose to be where we respect one another
where commitment to each other is valued
and the investment in our relationship is paramount
there’s more to love than smitten hearts, chocolates, and flowers

Image Credit – Lucas Albuquerque


time ticks by second by second
flowing into the next hour
as it leads one to days
days become weeks
weeks turn into years
and years eventually become our end

every being experiences
the components of time
but will they be blessed with romance
or suffer with strife
choosing to engage heartily in joyous emotions
or be reduced to overflowing tears

will they experience all things possible
mentally, physically and emotionally
in the journey they embark on
or will their life’s moments feel like a burden
in the seconds, hours, days, weeks and years
before time has run out

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #172 – Components of Time
& Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Romance