Love is velvet on a petal of pink,
Rosy scent in a garden’s shade;
Love is a fountain when you need a drink,
A bloom of colour that never fades.
Love is protective, a thorn on stem,
Guarding the heart from the fiercest storm;
Love is layered, a hidden gem,
Mysterious, magical, complex, warm.
Love is beautiful, the bud of grace,
Unfolding in time to reveal sweet core;
Love is a rose, a delicate place,
A vow to surrender, a heart to adore .