people say you should disregard
all kinds of stuff, and
"it's just the personality"
that counts, but me
I put the whole person
considered as one including the whole package,
and everything in it.
If you ask me, is every quality that goes into making them the person you recognize. And no-one else
what makes them them,
or me me, or you you -
why leave anything off or out? What part
of the person you love
Not one bit.
- not setting aside even
one's wee-wee or hoo-hoo, but
incorporating the whole thing in toto and suddenly,
you're NO WHERE NEAR KANSAS and seeing colors
that weren't invented a second ago
People truly love the whole person,
or are missing something. To pick out and love
just one part
some chipped-off shard,
what you yourself lack, I suspect
cast it aside
as unworthy. Jealous
Lover, you miss
the whole person
for all they are, can't see
the far greater sum
you focus on a part. Nope,
that short sharp sighted approach -
slice, cut out what you say is worth less
- is not for me.
Love this, if it's not too much
to love: mind heart disposition sense of humor character, sure,
soul if you got some, yes, eyes,
face body and blood and
all. The package
deal. and set aside
nothing as if unimportant, nothing
as if meaningless.
There is nothing shallow
In the one I love. Her skin deep
goes for miles and years,
and never reach the end of it.
You can't break her down,
atomizing dissected aspects
giving each different weights. No,
I take the one I love all together, altogether,
all I am is for her, all of her.
all the way, and I won't miss one thing.
That's how a person can love another person.
To bits and back again, no stray piece left
I love you, love, and
God damn, you
are entirely beautiful
A Pocketful of Poesy was and is again a Poem-a-Day(-on-Average) Blog! For 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and now for 2017 and going forward, you may expect to see 365 poems every year, 366 for leap years. Try the RANDOM button to sample the sometimes surprising breadth of quality (and in several Novembers, breathtaking quantity as well), or click the "ANY GOOD" label* for those poems labeled with it. On any poem, old or new, feel free to offer your remarkable insight or critical acumen.
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