The love songs speak of youth, of yearning
Of urging those pangs of lust and hunger
Of the delicious spark of electricity when
Chemistry combines with convenience and
Sex burns as bright as a just-lit flame.
But what about years later when the
Commitment to love is a slower burn
And loss has occurred and anger at lost
Socks and lost desire and the detritus
Of life has intruded upon the intimacy of two?
Ah, where are the songs for long lasting love
Love that endures babies and budgets
and the demise of those before us?
Love that fades at times and then reignites
With a memory, a touch, a sweet and slow kiss?
A love song for the ages would be soulful and drawn
Out in long high notes and hushed deeper tenors –
A melody soulful at times, full of conflict and concern
but overall consumed with a deep longing for more.
LOVE FOREVER MORE.