When I Say That I Love You, This Is What I Really Mean

Pablo Heimplatz

When I say that I love you, I hope you realize it has more worth than a three worded clichéd sentence thrown together.

When I say that I love you, I look across the star crusted sky and know that there is no one but you who can make my heart leap out of my body and push a gust of butterflies into my stomach.

When I say that I love you, I give my heart to you, which exists as pieces roughly stitched together, hoping that you would heal me back to my senses, while giving you the power to break me further.

When I say that I love you, I hand you the right to play with the fire under my skin, warming your cold heart but being careful enough to not burn it.

When I say that I love you, I look out for you in every face, every word, every sunrise, every sunset, every tear and every smile.

When I say that I love you, I bare open my heart and soul and keep it at your feet, and trust you to not walk over it.

When I say that I love you, I want to listen to every word strewn together that comes out of your mouth. I want to hear you talk about your day, no matter how dull it maybe.

When I say that I love you, I mean to say that I can spend the whole day watching you break into a fit of laughter, carefree as a child.

When I say that I love you, I yearn to be a part of it all, every layer that you keep hidden and every emotion you hide beneath your smile. I yearn to be a part of you, losing myself if need be to have as much of you.

When I say that I love you, I say that I have found a home in your arms and I can no longer bear to have anyone’s touch brush against my skin.

When I say I love you, I want to stand by you, through thick and thin, and show you every day what you mean to me and keep loving you, despite it all.

When I say that I love you, I mean that everything that I am and everything that I have, is yours to keep.

When I say I love you, I mean that I can feel your love when you reach out for my hands while crossing the road or look at me lovingly from across the room. And even when you don’t utter the word, you prove your love with every unspoken gesture.

When I say that I love you, it means so much more than this three worded clichéd statement that is often thrown vaguely without meaning.  And even if it did just mean I love you, it still means that I love you with all that I have.

And just so I make it clear, I am madly and irrevocably in love with you. TC mark

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