The sky produces flakes, falling slow, and gently. Two hearts are melting together to become one. As they stand just holding one another, erasing everything around them. The flakes build and the heat of their hug strengthens their connection. The night lights are shining on them, the snow is picking up, and they pull each other closer. They realize, no rain, hail, sleet, or snow will come between them. They can make any moment beautiful because they are in it together….
The announcement I have been waiting for came through a phone call, in the middle of a conversation well off topic. She told me, “We are going to be parents”. I smiled because the news was great and because I told her she was pregnant. I was right and it was right. I said, “Congratulations”! She said “Congratulations to you”, thrown off by me congratulating her for something we both wanted. But, she should know her personnel. I was gloating, because she finally caught up to what I have predicted. She said, “See you when you get home”. I said, ” Yes, Yes, see you soon”. I got off the phone smiling and shared the news with my friend. She smiled and said “that’s great” but fought back tears of disappointment. She wanted me to enjoy the moment but her feelings for me couldn’t be hidden. I mean, I was having a baby with my best friend which can easily turn into a marriage. So, she thinks. She could be right, but right now I am single and choosing to have a baby with someone I know would be a Great Mother, and help me raise a great child to adulthood. My single status will go where my heart takes it. I asked her to express her true feelings, she refused because she felt bad that she felt something as great has having a child would hurt our closeness. I told her, ” That’s a normal feeling, the mixed emotions of support and the fear of being placed in a bystander role.” I added, ” I Love you and want you to be a part of every great moment but it’s always okay to be raw about your feelings, that’s why it is a relationship.” She looked at me with tears running down her cheeks and said “I am a horrible person because I don’t want to make this great moment about me”. I replied, “This moment is about us, good or bad.” She walked out the door. Refusing to listen to my heart and understanding. Everything she didn’t want to do she did by not taking the time to express herself. I left with the great news of parenthood and the sadness of someone I Love’s pain. It was bittersweet….
Your warm body was in my arms for nights that would make the moon jealous. The sun has shined from the heaven’s, the day I kissed your mouth, our tongues tied to the point that it unraveled the words “I Love you”. Our heart shattered and pieces of others remains were placed to reconstruct, two more effective, and sound heartbeats. We were born to give birth to a kind of Love that earth has only dreamt of. We have become the model for every couple looking for the blue print, just because we allowed ourselves to let go, and trust the other with our lives. A faith was created and we were giving the greatest gift by our creator; two truly becoming one….
Our hearts have a timeless warmth, the cold will never freeze. We lie in each other’s arm from night to day, waiting for the day to turn to night once more. Our setting suns have become rising moons, our pupils have starred in that connection. We have been placed on the face of this earth to face this earth together. Our hearts beat strength when they are closer to one another. The hearts aches are soothed in the joy and passion we have for each other. So, we wait for the night to pillow talk our fears and wake up to ignite the fire of conquering everyone of them. Us together will shine regardless, even if we are the only light provided in darkness….
As we lay, I inhale your exhale and at opposite breaths we live through eachothers release. Odd how releasing can save the soul of another. You, my love, quietly string my heart, keeping it close encaged, engaged to a home of partnership. Your shoulder I depend, while my heart is full and my lungs busy, recycling air, shared by us. Two making best of remnants grown upon. I listen with ease because in this silence its what will become. One. One of us with our synchronized heartbeats.
Yes, We give each other life, perfecting the rhythm of inhaling and exhaling. One breath out of place suffocates us. Yet, we have done this for years, through madness and tears, through happiness and conquered fears; we still end up here. Locked up, providing the key support in one another’s life. Each breath having meaning, every meaning giving us breath. We lay, inhaling each other’s exhales, until one of us fails to breathe….
Written by Jasmine Martinez and Aziz Brown
Feelings blow in the wind, but if we are truly connected the bond will be until death. We’ll dance arm and arm, hand to hand, dipping every shot loaded to separate us from waltzing to the Love song of life. We don’t have to be passing feelings, we can be powerful emotions, which strengthens everything around us. We’re forever until something shows us otherwise….
When talking to a group of men about women, I noticed that they feel stressed out about their inability to be heard. They feel they spend more time trying not to get into a fight as opposed to finding solutions. They all mentioned how they are guilty until proven innocent when it comes to women. They all said “I can’t win an argument with a woman”. I told them, ” the problem is y’all are trying to win, Communication nor a relationship shouldn’t be about winning or losing, but two people working toward a solution that will suit both parties. I went on to say, “you think women aren’t listening, but if you go into the discussion believing they can’t hear you, aren’t they guilty until being proven innocent also. They all just looked at me in silence, I said “Relationships are about thinking the best of your partner and believing the best will come out of having a honest discussion”….. I understand it’s easier said than done, but if it isn’t done, then your relationship will be done!