But There Is Love

The mind seems very smart
and always finds a ‘but’
to put after every sentence
that disempowers
what is previously said

‘I want to take the leap and go to her
BUT maybe now is not the right time’

‘He will come to me
BUT maybe the ocean is to big
to be crossed’

The mind seems to like
the ‘but’ and not easily willing
to let go of it
So I made an even bigger ‘but’
that wipes out all the other ‘but’s’

BUT between us there is true love!

©RoseGirl2019

I Love Me

The sun shines on me
and lights up all parts
Its rays that embrace
are like your arms
And I treasure myself
I love the diamond that I am
You are in me
My heart is filled with you
The two of us entangled
in every cell of my existence
Your essence interwoven
with my core
So when I love me and see
my true beauty, I love you

©RoseGirl2019

Love Is Hopeful

Always have hope
Let it stoke up the fire
under your dreams
Wish on every star you see
Ask in your prayer
Light a candle
Drop a coin into a wishing well
Look out for rainbows
Expect miracles
Envision our bright future
together
Never give up on your heart
And always feel the flame
For love itself is hopeful

©RoseGirl2019

Straightforward

Let’s do this one
straightforward
and right to the core
Let’s skip any prologue
No candle light,
no romantic discourse
No decent spelling
no proper rhymes
But raw nature
honest and pure
Let’s undress
ourselves quickly
from poetic allure
and grab these
naked words:
Oh man! I fucking love ya!

©RoseGirl2019

Potato Love

The way to a man’s heart
is through the stomach,
they say

So here in the country
of potato eaters
I found a potato in heart shape
In the boiling water of love
I let it bubble and become hot

May it taste good to you
and set you even more on fire
when it glides through your throat
to find the way to your heart

©RoseGirl2019

Taking A Breath Of Love

All our thoughts,
the world around us,
we put it on hold
and we take a deep breath
of love together
The now expands
if we take in the air
of eternal love

Let it flow through us
Let it move us
to where we need to go
Let it be easy, effortlessly
Our path unrolls itself
before our feet

Let’s stay together
in the space of this breath
the space of this love
in this infinite moment
for then we know exactly
what to do

©RoseGirl2019

Looking At The Moon

My love, let’s wipe away the tears
and look up
Do you see the moon in your night sky
Here in my blue morning sky
I can still see her

Look a bit closer
and see how she reflects my smile to you
and how she shines on you my kisses
I see your gaze in her
She reflects to me your loving eyes

Seen from where the moon stands
Any distance perceived on earth
is negligible
And if we both look at her
and at the same time
feel inside our hearts, we know
distance between us does not exist

©RoseGirl2019

Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Every day you sink deeper
into my heart
and you find depths
that I didn’t know they existed
In every corner you reside
Every day I feel you stronger
here with me
Your presence in every minute
that passes

Every day I miss you more
and I find deeper layers of longing
My heart that craves with every beat

And those are two sides
of the same coin

©RoseGirl2019

The Map Inside Our Hearts

We both have a map
inside our hearts
that directs us home
I have one part
you hold the other
And when we put
those two pieces together
the pathways click
My river flows into yours
Your green grows seamlessly
further onto mine
And then it shows
home was closer
than we thought
we only need to make
those two pieces
fall into place
for my territory and yours
to become one

©RoseGirl2019

From Head To Toe

There is no part of you
which I do not love
For I love you from head to toe
from the left to the right
to the center of your heart

Every thought in your mind
Every emotion that flows
through you
Your light and your shadow
Your proud parts and the ones
you are ashamed of

The parts of you that you do
not love yourself, I love even more
for those are the parts
that need my love the most

©RoseGirl2019

Where Perfection Can Be Found

On this grey Sunday morning
a lot of things are not perfect
Rain falls continuously from the sky
In my head a headache thunders
And I am here, while you are far away
on the other side of the world
But then I think of you
and feel you in my heart
where boundless love resides
and that is just so perfect that
even on a grey, rainy Sunday morning,
perfection can be found

©RoseGirl2019

Like Sand

Our love is like the sand
of a vast, endless beach
My words are small sand molds
with which I playfully
try to put the sand into form
I craft with my hands
and make poems like sand castles

But all the forms
are just temporary
a strong wind, a big wave
and then they are gone
Whereas the sand
always remains

©RoseGirl2019

Becoming Visible

As a child I learned the art
to be invisible
Like a ghost I wandered around
so others could do me no harm
they could not blame me
and I would not bother anyone

But even though I hid
for the world and for myself,
you saw me
Like no one had ever seen me before
I came alive by your gaze
as your eyes made me visible

©RoseGirl2019

Owning Your Space

As a little kid there was always
the threat
of the unpredictable rage of her father
He didn’t need a reason to beat her up
Nowhere she was safe
not even under the sheets
in her own bed

As she longed for a safe place
she took all the coins
from her money box
and went on her own to the store
to buy a lock for her door

But her father was like a wild monster
when violent rage came over him
that the lock on the door of her bedroom
could not protect her from
He just thundered through

So then she withdrew more and more
and made her own space very small
a small corner within herself
with walls around it
was all what was left

And also later in life
many people violently invaded her
Until she learned that
in order to keep her space safe and protected
she didn’t need to put a lock,
nor did she need to withdraw

But she needed to make her space bigger
She needed to own it
Instead of fear, she filled up
her space with true love
and let its strong and bright
burning torches protect her

©RoseGirl2019

From A Place Of Freedom

I want you to be free,
my beautiful bird
Not tied to anyone,
to any place or situation
But I want you to fly
and to discover yourself
and the skies
to float in higher realms
by the wings of your heart
For if you choose
to land in me and in love
I wish for you to choose it
from a place of freedom

©RoseGirl2019

Earthly Moon

May the full moon witness
while she looks down
from her throne
in the sky
and glows with the light
that the sun, her beloved,
shines on her,
that here on earth
my heart glows
even brighter and fuller
for it is lit up
by love and by you

©RoseGirl2019

Love Is

Love is the light
at the end of the tunnel
It is the morning sun
after a night full of rain
Love is the lifebuoy
on a rough sea of emotions
It is the silver lining
around a dark cloud
Love is the thought of you
in a mind full of turmoil

Love is
When everything else
falls apart

©RoseGirl2019

If You Want To Be Held

My knight, if you come ride
out of the dark forest
where you have been lost for so long
If you are exhausted
from the battles you fought
mainly against yourself
You followed the light
and now you just want to be held,
The door of my heart is open to you
for my home is yours
So put your armour down
and lie naked in my arms
Rest against my chest
and feel the comforting warmth
of everlasting love

©RoseGirl2019

I Learned

I was taught
not to trust the water
for waves can roll over you
rivers can whirl and overflow

I was taught
not to trust the wind
for a light summer breeze
can easily turn into a tornado
that takes everything
and hits you mercilessly
in your face

I was taught
to not trust myself
for there are others
who have more authority

I was taught
to not trust love
for love is like the wind
and the water
A dangerous force
that should be controlled
Love can be taken from you
anytime
You need to earn it
before you can receive
and maybe you’ll even
never be worthy enough

But then I met you
and I learned that
love can be wild like the wind
It can take you high up
into the sky
It can be the powerful force
behind your wings
It can be continuously flowing
like the water
unconditionally given
and there is always enough

And then I started to trust love
like I’d never trusted anything before
And the more I trusted love
the more I trusted the water,
the wind and myself

©RoseGirl2019

My Guru

I was a seeker and looked for something
that could guide me
Something, that would give an answer
to all my existential questions,
why I was here
and that could explain
the mystery of life

I read many self-help books,
articles on spirituality
I listened to inspirational talks
I did meditation courses
and practiced yoga
But nothing that could
quench my thirst
and could satisfy my hunger
Until I met you and found
what I had been looking for
The holy grail,
the philosopher’s stone
is in my and your heart
For my guide, my guru is
true love

©RoseGirl2019

An Arch

We are like the two rosebushes
in my garden
Our feet may stand
at a distance from each other,
they may even walk
on different continents
But our branches, our dreams,
our hearts, our arms, our hands
always reach out for each other,
forming together an arch of love

©RoseGirl2019

Heart To Heart Flow

And we stand heart to heart
A blossoming flower
we both carry in our chest
that is open to the other
A beam of light radiates from it
and shines back and forth
A continuous stream
of love that balances
and flows in a perfect,
never ending circle
of give and receive

©RoseGirl2019

I Rename You

Let me unname you
from all the false names
and labels
society and people around you
have given to you
But that don’t cover who
you truly are

Let me unname you
from all the name calling you do
in your own head,
all the negative self-talk

And then,
my beloved, my darling,
my one and only,
my fairy man, my king
my perfect counterpart,
let me rename you
in the name of love

©RoseGirl2019

Treasures Of Beauty

When we met, you dived into my sea
You found my treasures and
showed them to me
I could not believe they were mine
I let the tides take them as if
they didn’t exist

I dived into your sea
I found your treasures and
showed them to you
You thought they weren’t real
You threw them back
and walked away from the waterside

Though we both could not unseen
what we had seen
Now we knew what was
deep down in the sea
We could not just float
on the water surface
or look the other way

So then I took the leap
I dived into my own sea
to seek my treasures
You had shown me they were there
And indeed, I found them
and recognized them as mine

You too returned to your sea
and dived into it
to find back your treasures
But this time, you could see
they were yours and real

And when we met again
proudly we showed each other
our treasures
I gifted mine to you
You gifted yours to me

©RoseGirl2019

Bringing The Summer Back To August

August carries the pain of memories
Two years in a row
a cold winter that came
and made abruptly an end of Summer
Sharp icicles that cleaved my heart
and froze my body
Snow that rained from my eyes
I never knew August could be that cold

I tried to forget
but August still reminds me
Memories that are frozen inside
and stir up fear

My love, help me
to make the pain melt
so it can flow out of me
Let’s together stoke up the fire
of our love
Let’s burn away the past
and heat up the now

©RoseGirl2019

Holding The Space

I’m your night sky
in which your stars can glow
Your day sky
in which your birds can fly

I’m your universe
in which your soul can search
Your ocean
on which you can float

I’m your blank page
on which you can birth your words
Your soil
in which your tree can grow roots

I’m the air
you can breathe freely
I’m the land
on which you can run, walk,
dance or stand still

I’m your field
in which your flowers can bloom
Your church
in which you can pray
and find answers

I’m your eternity
for I hold
an infinite space
of love for you

©RoseGirl2019

Shine Your Love

And the bird stands in her tree
on a high branch
Her sad eyes stare in the distance
Where her heart sees more than
her mind can understand

A wise owl flies by and lands next to her
‘Lady bird, what is the source
of your melancholy?’

‘Oh owl, I wonder, why this journey
is so hard
and I have to go through so much pain
Why did God intend this for me
and do I need
to sing my heart song
in this tall tree
Where the wind easily can grasp me
Where my song is for everyone
to hear
and I am for everyone to see
Why am I not just down there
in the forest,
a bird among the other birds,
hiding behind the bushes
and not knowing what is up here
It is love that gives me the strength
to carry on
But why, owl, can’t it just be easy?’

‘Dear lady bird, the strongest shoulders
carry the most pain and burden
It is because you can
It is the path your soul has chosen
The ones with the most difficult journeys
that go through the deepest dark,
are able to hold and shine
the brightest light
It is part of your task
and that of your beloved
But look, how all the fairies
help you up here
Lady bird, don’t think too much
Just trust that it all makes sense
And there’s a divine plan behind everything
All you need to do is to continue
to shine your love’

©RoseGirl2019

Photo Album

I walk with you through your
photo album
as we travel back in time
So many you’s at different stages
of your life
The height and the expression
may differ,
Though your beautiful eyes
that connect me to your soul
and tell me your hidden story,
never change

And when I see all those you’s
I feel their struggles, their joy,
their loneliness, their search
and their pain

I give every you a kiss
From the small one
to the one that you are today
Every you, at every age
I hold dear in my heart
And may every you know,
I’ve been with them all along

©RoseGirl2019

Island Of Peace

In the middle of the town
where once Charles the Great
had his residence,
I sit in a park
A green, wooded island of peace
while the crowded city life
flows around it

And like this park,
When it is busy outside,
there’s a lot on my mind
and thoughts haunt me
I retreat and reside
in our love,
our island of peace

©RoseGirl2019

Sirius

We are like the north star
The brightest star in the sky
It is perceived as one star
But in fact, there are two that,
in their binary system of love
keep each other on track and
dance and shine together as one

©RoseGirl2019

Unconquerable

Every sunrise speaks
of our love
No matter how many dark nights
we may face
Or the battles we may fight
No matter the ruins around us
How many times we may fall
to the ground
How deep the abyss may seem
Our love is unconquerable
And time and time again
it will make us rise

©RoseGirl2019

The Soul Of Love

I tried to express the love
I feel for you
and drew it on a paper
I made delicate lines
I wrote beautiful words
I used every colour
Until I realized that
the love was not
the drawing itself,
But in fact, the love was
the pure, infinite white
of the paper
that lay underneath
and shined through

©RoseGirl2019