575 Still By Your Side [05 December 2003]

Many roads we have followed,
paths that have led to adventures
I have never dreamed of.
Your coarse emotional exterior
belies the beautiful man inside.
Others see the rugged edges,
warning me against falling for you.
However, I cannot help it,
for the moments when we are alone
you show me the face
that never sees the light of day.
The gentle touch and quiet affection
that has convinced me
there is no one else for me.
How can I turn my back on you?
I cannot, when your soul speaks verses
of the pain you have suffered in life.
You care for me without question.
You tell me of the beauty
I hold inside myself
and I cannot refuse you.
For all this, I have been given
the gift of your love
as I grant you my heart.
Sometimes your roughness rubs me raw
and my frustration rears its ugly head,
but I am still by your side,
and always will be,
for how can I ever leave?
When the greatest gift
I have ever received
was you?

© Johanna Fugitt 2017

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