Love is …

Hey y’all! It’s almost 3 am and being a nocturnal and creative my mind works best at this time. I was just falling asleep when the idea for this post came in. I resisted the urge to be lazy and … here we are!

Read and be blessed *giggle*


Love is the steady rise of your chest as my head rests in the all too familiar crook of your neck.

Love is endless conversation, all day everyday, about the same thing.

Love is watching your soccer games, though we both know I hate sports.

Love is singing to MC Hammer on the drive home from work.

Love is wishing you were here.

Love is believing as much in me, as I do in you.

Love is ending a misunderstanding with “I miss you.”

Love is the gap in your teeth, the crease of your smile, your soft, safe hug, it’s the sound of your laughter that still sounds beautiful to me.


Love is giggling when you tickle me. How fast I can suddenly run to escape your wiggly little fingers.

Love is singing and dancing offbeat to Disney songs, stealing food off each other’s plate.

Love is letting me cry. Hugging me through my heartache.

Love is reliving our jokes. Somehow, they never get old.

Love is how you run with glee to meet me even though I see you every week.

Love is our duet, It rings in my mind almost everyday.

Love is your beautiful voice, fresh in my memory. A lullaby.

Love is laughing until we both cry.


Love is …


Love is not the shooting star of infatuation

Nor the bright lights of admiration

It is not the glimmer of chemistry

Or the inferno of passion.


Love is the embers of a perpetual fire

That ebbs, then grows

But constantly glows.

A prod or a poke may reignite

A story of forever, the highs and lows

Of a story that is us.

A story that is love..


Love is when you sing to me, even though your voice is off key.

“Love believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” – snippet from 1COR 13


About Temiloluwa Paul

I eat, teach and write. And in that order

3 responses »

  1. Love is you, as much as is me.

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