Love, Since 1981

Love, Since 1981

A Poem by Lenard L. Banks III

A love like this is almost impossible to find,

we are so in sync our heart beats at the same time,

I was swept off my feet, your maturity reminds me not

to run the streets, our bodies move in perfect unison

the natural rhythm we possess is impossible to teach, you

finish my sentences you know what I’m about to say before I speak.


I’m deeply in love so much so our love has a daily encore,

this love we share is so deep, it lies parallel to the Earth’s core

leaving me thirsty longing for more and more.


Your eyes are the window to my soul, your refreshing spirit embraces me until I no longer feel used up and old,


Love hurt sometimes but this feels all so right,

I was walking dead and when I found MYSELF

I found Life.


It took me years to find myself, because I was

searching for someone else, looking in places I was never suppose,

when the love of my life was literally right under my nose.


When we make love we don’t need the nestle of a bed,

I stroke you with the complexity of an intellectual philosopher

final thesis leaving you contently fed, I penetrate you constantly

with calculus until I have had multiple mental orgasms in my head.


Myself smiles on me which is as powerful as the Earth’s sun,

this is true love because we have been together since 1981.


Psychologist and all others say it’s unhealthy for me

to be in a romantic relationship with self, and I

should really consider being tested for signs of

unstable mental health, no matter what they say no one

can possibly love me, more then I love MYSELF.

© 2011 Lenard L. Banks III

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I was told. If you don't like yourself. Nobody else will either. I was half way into the poem before I realized it was self-love. I like the way you expressed the emotion and the ending. I don't believe you don't need mental help. Life can be hard and we must like what we see in the mirror and be strong for the people who need us. A excellent poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago

All I can say is "Thank You".... You said our conversation led you to write this Beautiful Poem.. It made me realize I have to slow my Roll of looking for My true Love & learn to "LOVE MYSELF" first.. Thank You Boo,,,, Missy

Posted 7 Years Ago

Very creative piece. When I read "our heart beats as one" I thought you had a grammatical error, but as I read on I was delightfully enlightened! Well done!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Liked this poem. Yes before we can give love we must love ourselves. Very insightful.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Lol. Gotta love yourself. :) I'm not good at reviewing poetry. Sorry, but I liked this. I didn't expect it to be you you were in love with. Lol. (even with the bold Myself in the fourth para). Call me slow. Nice.

Posted 7 Years Ago

New Poem, please read and review.

Posted 7 Years Ago

This poem left me with a big smile on my face. I love the break in the first stanza where you leave the word you hanging before the next line"finish my sentences". Yes it was a surprise. I am still "smirking" smiling. Thank you. I needed that. another powerful write. I wouldn't want to miss a single line you write. Hey, gotta love yourself before you can love someone else, right?

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on February 24, 2011
Last Updated on February 25, 2011


Lenard L. Banks III
Lenard L. Banks III

Dallas, TX

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