Unspoken law


When I say I love you

It means I commit to pray for you

And wish you well on your endeavors

Make your burden mine

Your success my joy

Your anxiety my prayer request

When I say I love you

It means I commit to care for you

Comfort you with my presence

Hear you out and help you out

Whenever you need me to

Receive your affection as I give it right back

When I say I love you

It means I commit to have your back

Defend you in and out your presence

Stand up for you when you feel too weak to do so yourself

Be the steady shoulder you can lean on

Empathize with your fears and not dismiss them

When I say I love you

It means I commit to be true to you

In my counsel, feedback and conversations

Be honest withholding all judgment

Correct you in love when sentiments lead you astray

Not forgetting that I stand to be corrected

When I say I love you

There’s an unspoken law that goes along with it

To be the friend when you need me to be

The voice of caution when the occasion calls for it

And have your back after all said and done

© Josephine Amoako 2020

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonani says:

    Wow! I love this so much. Beautifully written.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading 😊

      Like

  2. A great love creed and poetica. You need to frame this particular one Jo!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Papayaw.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. This is beautiful. Love is indeed not just words, but actions!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. gracelarbi says:

    Reblogged this on gracelarbi and commented:
    True definition of love indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This is penned so well..!

    Like

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you for reading! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  6. prolawfic says:

    Very insightful

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading

      Like

  7. Darazizi says:

    I love this so much🥰. Beautifully written and well said❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Zizi

      Like

  8. Odunowo Olufunmilayo says:

    Thank you very much 😁
    I didn’t know I needed this❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad you enjoyed the read.

      Liked by 1 person

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