by The Savvy Columnist
Affection.. is more.. than just calling me baby..
It's the way you look into my eyes... hold my hand..
It's the way you caress my face..the way you put your loving arms around my waist...
It is absolutely the way your lips taste, oh how I long to be in your presence...
It's how you call and how I feel when you don't call at all
Or how I feel when I don't see you, whether it was just a few moments ago...whether just a few days..
I'm not obsessed..I'm just convinced that you are my man..
that you love me...and that you were an intricate piece of God's master plan..
It is the way you look at me...when you know that I'm not looking at you..
the way you fix that chicken noodle soup with love when I'm sick
the way you rub my round brown shoulders after I get off from work and hearing that clock go..tick...tick...
ticking entirely too slow, when the only place I wanna run to..is to your embracing and warm arms doncha know...
It's the kisses on my cheek, forehead, and lips before you go to work..
and the warm baths with rose petals, complete with Belgian chocolate and strong, soft...well you know I'm going to say hands, because why would I tell some other females about the utter divine romancin' coming straight from the heart of my ole' man?
There are so many wonderful things about you...like the way you smile, the way you cook, even the way you walk towards me boo..
How you laugh at my jokes, even the corny ones too
and how you never miss a call even though your homeboys be talking about you...
It's how you respect me and how I respect you
and even during those conflicting times, how the love is still tight..still true..
Baby, I LOVE you..This is very different...cinematic even...surreal at its best
and I've never been sure, but now so certain..that I've found the greatest and most wonderful man in you
I mean...you're straight up rough around the edges professional but edgy too
you're like a chameleon and I LOVE that, that's why this sister girl is crazy about you!
Took a mighty long time to find the sweet and kind type, but it was worth the wait..
I didn't have to compromise and you didn't have to hide who you were
We could be real..we could communicate..could talk about anything and at all times of the night and about anything in this world
It's like you met my rhythm and I found your groove..
and the way you put the moves on me...was sooooo randomly smooth, I thought I was in a Tyler Perry moooviee,
and was like "OH!" how you doooo mee...
And what's crazy is at first you didn't even look the type, and now I can't even imagine saying no, if you asked me to be your wife..
And I'm like wow, I never had to fight you off of me you took heed to the price..
never touched me disrespectfully, opened the doors, met my family and friends and made nice!
Who would've thought that there were some great men left out here in this earth?
And God saved one for me, the Creator who from the beginning gave me my worth!
Affection... it's not dead nor alive, it's resurrected. It's coveted, unspoken, relentless, and rarely objected...
And I'm so glad I waited for it...and too glad.. that it finally came..