Posts Tagged ‘love’

If I Could

Intro: Some loves, in spite of how badly we crave them, were never meant to manifest.  Realizing that is key, and it’s also what inspired this piece back in 2001.

 “If I Could”
Written by:
Wendi Friend

If I could,
I would capture you.
I would put you in a delicate vase
from where you would display your vividness.

If I could,
I would smell you often,
implanting in my memory
the glorious vision and aroma of you.

I would pet your soft petals,
enjoying the tickle on my fingertips.
I would taste the juices from your stem,
savoring the sweetness that is you.

If I could, I would keep you with me always.

But if I captured you,
your life’s liquids would spill
as soon as I cut you from your root.
Your color would darken

and become dreary from atop my mantle.
Your sweet aroma would fade
within a matter of days,
your softness would become crisp and brittle

You would break away
and nothing would remain of you
other than my memory of your power and energy.
So, I stand atop this lonely grass covered hill…

I stand, I watch and I appreciate you from a distance.

I would love you…….

if I could.

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Intro: This is another from my deep past, written originally years and years ago. Modification was inspired by someone I’d never met, but one who valued the art of writing and the creative energy we can share with one another. One of the reasons I appreciate this one, in regard to writing, is that it demonstrates how we can pluck an ancient piece from our personal archives, then re-write it, edit it, polish it, and buff it out to fit a new situation.

“Involuntary Smiles”
Written by:
Wendi Friend

When I crave you
can you feel it?

When I imagine so intensely
that I can see your lips
and feel the warmth of them
do you know that I’m kissing you?

Is there a tingle,
a rhythmic skip,
a fluid expression,
a tension in the muscles
that you can feel
when I can feel

When my soul aches
to dance with yours
does your soul know
it gives mine flight?

Do you know the powers you hold
when you hold me
in your vision?

I have felt the warmth of your gaze
and the depths to which it plunges

breath taking

You make me feel vulnerable
yet empowered
all at once
and I like that…
even though I don’t know why
I won’t try to justify…

Sexy feels good

You are so solid and real in my life
that I can’t ever imagine
how I lived without you –

You are like lightening…
following the path of least resistance
Stunning me
with an electrical charge
that knocks me off my feet
and has changed me forever

You lift me up
When you lay me down…

You are the reason I smile
— Involuntary smiles

You embody everything
That is pleasure…

You are the song of the birds
the breath of the breeze
the laughter of a child
the husky, exotic strength of man

That bears repeating
the husky
strength of a man

the purr of a kitten
the tail thump of a dog
you are the snow
the sunrise
the seasons.
You are the smell of banana bread baking

You are a good stretch
a hot bath
a masterfully written book
You are writing, painting, dancing, singing….
You are all things beautiful

You are everything

You are pure love…
Unable to be defined
Unable to be captured
Unable to be reproduced

And yet I know you…
And I celebrate you…

— Involuntary Smiles

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Intro: Every once in a while, we connect with a soul on such a level that we feel lost without them. With them, we feel inspired, confident, and passionate. Even though some of these soul connections don’t last a lifetime, I don’t believe they should be devalued once they’ve evaporated. This piece was inspired by one such love… and even though it didn’t manifest the way I’d envisioned, I can’t discount the inspiration it ignited in me.

“Map and Compass”
Written by:
Wendi Friend
June 22, 2007


With map and compass
I want to explore
uncharted territory
… discover
untouched terrain

… To sail
the deepest oceans
and dive
– unafraid –
to unknown depths

… to ride the waves,
gasping for breath
on lucid dreams.

With map and compass
I want to journey
into the wild valleys
glistening, twinkling
in twilight shadows

I want to climb to the peaks
of the highest mountains
… drawn to the edge
where unabashed screams
release and linger
in anticipation
of passion’s echo

before letting go
of solid ground
where I can then explore
the gift of flight
without trepidation
with map and compass

And yet
even when
I find myself
with my back
to the wall
… even then, all
of life
is enchanted
… an exotic
of mystery
and magick…
with map and compass

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Intro: This piece was inspired by a piano composition and each word matched up with a keystroke. Inspired by its title, its flow, and its energy, I submerged myself in the music and wrote what came naturally, daring to dream… the love I felt when I wrote it was real, even if nothing else was. It’s a painful part of my past, but it’s a piece of me and it deserves to be included here.

Written by:
Wendi Friend
(June 25, 2007)


Do you know
I’ve loved you for eternity
Believe… it’s true
I love you still
With every single part of me

I’d die my death
A hundred times
For one more chance
at life with you

You are my breath
My heartbeat, my soul
You are the treasured half
That makes me whole
… and I need you

Do you know
That it is your love
that makes my soul dance
Throughout eternity

I’d die my death
A thousand times
For one more chance
to dance with you
I’d die my death
A million times
For one more chance
to love with you

I will love you

Do you know
That I’m alive inside your smile
your smile warms me

Do you know
For you I’ll always go
The extra mile
And will go happily

I’d die my death
A hundred times
For just one more
smile with you
I’d die my death
A thousand times
To walk another mile with you

I will love you…

Do you know
I have loved you for eternity
Believe… it’s true
I love you still
With every single part of me

I love you
Yes I love you still
And will for all eternity

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