You Before I

The reason that I love you is simply very clear,
'cause when I am around you I can feel no fear.
Enfolded in your arms, warm in your embrace,
all of my troubles I know I can face.
Since you are my darling and my dear
I know I can give you my heart
and that I can make a start
at learning to put you
before I, and you
become a part
of a love
shared by
love not
of control
but to uplift.
We are not adrift,
we can help each other
and be there for another.
Every person has their rifts
and together we can help to heal
the scars that mere human hands cannot feel.
You are my confidante and I trust you more than
myself because you are my better half. I can
never forget the way you have refined me like steel.

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