Written to someone I loved dearly…
Your eyes, dark as a starless night
Stare deep into my soul.
When close, my heart belongs to you
Immersed by your control.
My fondness for you grows each day,
You set my mind on fire.
Extracting from my very being
These words which you inspire.
Your smile, bright as the shining sun
Impels me there to bask.
I want so much to tell you this
But long and hope you’ll ask.
And if the truth were known my friend
I trust you’d clearly see
That all I ask from you is to
Accept this love from me.
And while I pray each night for you
I hope that you might hear
That life, for me, is happier
Whenever you are near.
Content then I must be to write -
I’m so afraid to try
To muster up the strength to say
I’ll love you ‘til I die.
-Mark D. D’Elicio (February 7, 1995)