Labour of Love

photo courtesy of

photo courtesy of

You can’t hurry love, you can’t stagnate it either
It’s a caress, it’s a rupture
It needs wings to soar above the sky
Sometimes, the wings need to be clipped
so that he can catch you before you fall

It needs speed, fast foot and thumping heart
acting on a whim so you don’t lose him to another
Sometimes, it needs breaks in between the kisses
To prolong the moment, to savour every embrace
To breathe in the cologne from his favourite shirt

It needs to be caged, confined
so it builds to the maximum
so it blossoms and spills beyond its barriers
so it flows like a river
But sometimes, it needs to be let loose
to run wild, to be tested
So it can fight battles, lose some, win some
Test the strength it didn’t even know it had

It needs bridges to help it to the other side
To join two love stories into one
teach new lovers a trick or two
Sometimes, it needs to stand at the edge of a cliff
to be jolted back to reality
So nothing is taken for granted

It comes towards you, and you open your heart wide, ready to be taken
You curve your palms around it, hold it whole
Sometimes, it escapes from your grasp
even when you thought you had it
Yeah, it surprises you in your sleep
the space beside you becomes colder

It flees at breakfast
when the teacup is warmer than the stare from across the table
It goes with a letter, left in a hurry, a coward goodbye
It goes right to another’s doorstep

Sometimes, it follows you, pursues you, stalks you
Floods your answering machine
slips notes under your door
Buys you flowers that make you sneeze
It scares you and you run away…


About sensoria300

I harness words, I thrive on them. I tell stories. I am dreamer, sometimes a poet but mostly I am a Game of Thrones fanatic. Lady Olenna, Lyanna Mormont and Arya Stark are my spirit animals.

Posted on December 1, 2014, in Poetic Justice and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Lovely. And what a great pic.
    Hmmmmm love. Big topic. The heart cry of all man-kind. Requiring not just passion, but commitment and loyalty. However the following aren’t always present. Then the heart breaks and gets hurt. Ouch. I guess vulnerability requires a safe environment in order to happen.

  2. I do like this! Thank you for dropping a ‘like’ in my blog. Be always welcome there.

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