I Will Love You Anyway

I would carry your anger
if you would give it to me

I would listen to your fears
if only you’d tell me

I would help you discover
the purpose inside you

I would give you my heart
if you’d let me beside you

I would follow you anywhere
for one chance more

I would fall at your feet
if you’d knock on my door

I would pull up every root
if we could start new

I would rip out my heart
if there was something it would prove

I would end your hunger
if you’d let me touch you

I would show up tonight
if you wanted me to

I would cry out your name
if I thought you would hear me

I would cry on your shoulder
if you would forgive me

I would tell you why
if you’d let me explain it

I would dissect your confusion
if you’d only admit it

I would leave you alone
if you were convincing

I would wait forever
if you’d be at the ending

I would give you peace  
if only you’d take it

I would restore your faith
if you’d let me remake it

I would fight off the devil
if he were between us

I would worship the deities
if I thought they could heal us

I would make you so happy
you’d forget why we parted

I would love you forever
if we could finish what we started


“Waiting by the Window” by Carl Holsoe, 1865

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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