How Much Do You Love Me?

by Linda Jenkinson |

woman wearing baseball cap
  • Read it as a poem.
  • Read it as a rhyme.
  • Read it as a song in 2/4 time.
  • Read it through until the end.
  • It’s just my way
  • To try explain
  • What’s going on with me again.

How much do you love me?

  • I’m not asking for the depth of the ocean,
  • Nor the breadth of the sky.
  • Nor the height of the mountaintop that towers so high.
  • Just…

How much do you love me?

  • I live in fear from day to day
  • Of hearing you say, “Three!”
  • One word to send me far away
  • When you’ve lost your love for me.
  • I break a glass.
  • I burn a meal.
  • I have no class
  • But my tears are real.

How much do you love me?

  • Do you love me enough to push me through places where I fear to go?
  • Do you love me enough to pull me through places where I balk and slow?
  • Do you love me enough to keep me at your side through thick and thin?
  • It’s the bottom of the ninth.
  • The bat is shaking in my hand.
  • Do you love me enough to keep me though I may strike out again?
  • If the answer is, yes
  • I must confess
  • As to how much I love you.
  • And hope you can see within my heart
  • That my words are true.

How much do you love me?

  • I know I may have forfeited
  • The chance to share your name.
  • I know I may never be
  • More than a sub in your game.
  • Still I love you enough to stay with you, wherever you take the team.
  • I love you enough to stay at your side until the end of the dream.
  • I love you enough to live with the fear of hearing the dreaded word three.
  • I love you enough to stay at your side, wherever your side might be.

How much do you love me?

  • The answer becomes non-essential.
  • There’s really no need to know.
  • For I will love you as long as I stay
  • With a love that will stay, if ever I go.
  • But still it would be so nice to know…

How much do you love me?


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