If I Tell You
Written by Paul Landis Delaune
If I tell you every
day that I love you, will you tire of hearing it? Will my
words begin to be commonplace and empty?
Will you put your fingers to my lips
and ask me to stop? Will you become uncomfortable
and try to avoid me? I enjoy
telling you that I love and it feels wonderful
to say it. It means I care
about you and enjoy your friendship very
If I show you
every day that I think you are special, will you tire of me doing it?
Will my gestures become ordinary and meaningless?
Will you think Iím
overdoing it and cease to enjoy my attention?
Sometimes words arenít
enough and I want to show you how much
you mean to me. I enjoy doing the
little things that demonstrate how I feel
about you and each is done
with a caring thought in mind.
If I call you every
day to talk with you, will you tire of my phone calls? Will my
calls become irritating and annoying? Will
you think Iím butting in and
interfering with your busy schedule? I
enjoy our conversations and we usually
find a lot to talk about. I love your intelligence,
caring attitude, spirituality
and sense of humor and our conversations
help add interest, warmth,
inspiration and laughter to my life.
Some people are
blessed with lifelong spouses and lovers, but I am not one
of them, though indeed that is my desire.
I admit I have been like a honeybee flitting
from blossom to blossom as my fickle heart
wanders after the rambliní rose of
romantic illusion. And as my wanderlust
wanes, my foolish heart finds itself
languishing in a desire that seems will
It is said all
good things come to them who are patient enough to
wait, but some things never seem to come
to some. Waiting doesnít
fulfill a passionate heart.
Alas, all is not lost.
Passion, it seems, exists other than in romantic affection
and physical intimacy. The fire of genuine
friendship and the emotional intimacy
therein can ease the lust that screams
forfs attention. Interesting discussion,
intellectual stimulation, and, yes, honest
emotional regard can form bonds
as enduring and faithful as any vow. Spouses
and lovers seek commitmentsóintimate
friendships demonstrate commitments without
When I think of you,
I feel emotional excitement and my heart
smiles. When we share thoughts, my heart
feels at home. When I realize
you are one of my best friends, my heart
feels blessed. Lover and spouse
I may not have, but your friendship means
If I tell you every day
that I love you, will you tire of hearing it?
Background music: 'Linger' by The