I Be

by Lakesha Jenkins

I be because you are...
The greatest living part of me, the beat that is my heart
That thing that makes me smile even in the midst of my tears
The comforter of my spirit, the only one I dare to imagine fathering my kids
I be because you are...
He that always has my back regardless of the times that I attack
You who are the best friend I have ever known
Foundation of my everything, strengthening me no matter how far we are apart 
A part of me that I cling to
I be because you are...
Willing to sacrifice your last and commit to me all
Infinite in possibilities, abound in beauty, 
a timeless rhythm that I hear that gives me pause
The root to my tree that allows me to stand tall
Nourishment of more than my body but its in my soul that you delight
I be because you are...
The serenity I require after a formidable battle with the world
The pick me whenever I stumble or fall
Always the wind beneath my wings
More than content to let me soar
I be because you are...
Humble in the worst of times and gracious in the best
More than empty pleasure 
The equivalent of an encyclopedia pushing my intelligence to the next level
Inciting my mindfulness by pulling me to a higher threshold
Dwelling together on a plane all our own
My body the temple your body claims as its home
I be because you are

I Be by Lakesha Jenkins

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