The Way It Is…

The way it is is that I Love You,
The way it is is that I you have changed my life,
And I would not have it any other way.
You bring tears to my eyes and they glisten with
Hope of an endless prosperous future with you.

The way it is is that you are the man I have waited for all my life,
The way it is is that no one could ever replace him.
And I would die before I hurt this gentle soul of a man.
You have taught me to be selfless and to see myself through your eyes and 
Life will never be the same for me.

The way it is is that I want to wake up next to you for the rest of my living years.
The way it is is that even when I cannot communicate verbally with you,
And your days are filled with sadness, doubt and fear of the unknown,
You can listen carefully to the beating of your heart and know that there is
A heart across the Atlantic beating for you and waiting to reunite with yours.

The way it is is that your rabbit nose is sorely missed by me,
The way it is is that you will return to a man who wants to dedicate his life
And soul to feed yours and cherish everything you stand for in this world.
You are the beautiful face that turned towards me and never turned away.
I am your friend, confidant, companion and I want to know your heart.

The way it is is that you are a steadfast man.
The way it is is that I am here waiting to greet him with a kiss every morning
And throughout the times that I feel like doing so.
You are my best friend, lover and light in a dark world.
Let me love you and show you the way it is.


Frank Malaba © 2009

Published by: Frank Malaba

Frank Malaba is an actor, playwright and a published poet. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. He has performed on stage and television in both countries. He has a passion for using poetry, storytelling and theatre as a method of healing for both himself and others. His poetry has been presented both at home and abroad. Frank is currently developing a two-man play entitled “Broken Pathways” which will be touring internationally. In 2014 Frank was recognised by Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans as an Achiever in the category of Arts & Culture.

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