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Love Is ... By Akinwale Peace

Akinwale Peace

Love Is...
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Love is when our eyeballs count our gazes
Love is when we fool 'round with speechless smiles
Love is when we hold hands hang'ng with the moon
Love is when we joint'y watch the sunup 'n' smile.
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Love is when we mute disheartening sweet words_
like I love you; it's when I love you most.
Love is when our smiles speak better to words;
Word for word, one, two, or naught, or silence.
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Love is when you're the bright light in my sea
of darkness 'n' rhythmic wave on my sea.
Love is when I'm the wind as you're the cloud,
Love is when time 's a healer with your touch.
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Love is when the still waves blow your hair to mine
Love is when the scent of your lips ease mine
Love is when smil'ng tears say we've missed ourselves
Love is when absence makes the pr'sence feels absent.
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Love is when I'm with you; holding hands, here, there
Love is when we wash clothes and mess ourselves
Love is when my soup tastes well more than yours
Love is when my stagger'ng thought kiss your neck.
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"words from the innocent mind"
                  Philip Peace

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