I have a lover who resides within me
and I have just met her,
though she never introduced herself.

I then asked of what was her name?
She said, “She could be whoever I wanted or choose her to be,
then she added, “what are in names anyway, but merely different labels
of the One name.”

Then I asked her, “When did you ever move in because I thought I was
the only one paying the rent here?
“I had always dwelled within you, she replies, waiting to be discovered.”

I asked her how she could then be so very patient.
and she said, “I always enjoy loving you for who you are, no matter what
and that is why I AM… that I AM.”

Why then did it take me so long to feel your presence, to discover you?
and she said, “I am always within the center of your being.”

Then what makes you so, so sweet?
and to my surprise she repeated one word three times:
"Practice, practice, practice."

I told her I wanted to hold her in my arms forever
and I pleaded with her to never, to never leave me again
and she explained something I will never forget, but often do,
“It would be me to forget she was always here for me
and she added, “I truly never left you.”

I began to thank her for bringing this indescribable joy and
heartfelt moments we were experiencing together,
and then she beamed, “Oh you haven’t seen anything yet!”

Then I offered her a red rose as a token of my love
and asked her one of the most important questions
anyone could ever ask of another being--

I asked, Will you … will you marry me?
“Oh I do, though I already have.”
and she just smiled knowingly and said nothing more.

Author's Bio: 

John-Robert (JR) Coleman is a Hawai‘i based teacher,free-lance writer self-published poet/authorof his work entitled, “Pearl Drop of Aloha.”( As an artistic entrepreneur, JR has pioneered and now implements a newly formed inspirational, educational card-product entitled, “The Heart Cards: Your Self-Guided Companion to Inner Wisdom and Empowered Relationships.”
Currently John-Robert manages Heart Card Productions LLC.( and consults by partnering with affiliate-kindred non-profit agencies and private business to enhance their awareness and fund-raising objectives. He holds a BA in Social Sciences and MPA, Masters in Public Administration in Organizational Development with the California State University, East Bay. He is a member of Toastmasters International and is available for speaking engagements and personal consultations in mastering affimations for change.