What makes a great couple?
First comes Friendship,
Its foundations are
Honesty, Loyalty, Fidelity and Commitment.
In them reside communication
and the sharing of everything.
It is trusting to no end.
It is giving without expecting anything in return.
It is knowing what the other thinks without words
and sensing what the other wants with just a glance.
It is completing each other sentences,
complementing each other’s
weaknesses and differences.
It is where respect and admiration
are the drivers and support columns.
It is where true intimacy lies,
and where the walls and boundaries of a twosome
are built like a fortress
that provides haven
for comfort, safety, privacy and strength
to one another.
When there is true intimacy,
our other half becomes the person
whom we are comfortable with
at all times,
whom we never tire to see, talk or share with.
It is the person that sometimes is our parent,
some others a sibling, a spouse
or simply a friend.
It is the person that motivates us the most,
but also calls us out
and makes us stop,
to change course or make amends.
True friendship thrives on a healthy level of tension
and it’s where,
for better or worse, in sickness or in health
for richer or poorer, lie.
Second comes Passion,
It is when the flesh explodes without control,
when blood and desire are like a fireball,
two bodies are insatiable
and cannot get enough of each other,
no matter how, no matter when, no matter where.
It is when lust overwhelms mind and body,
it is when one look, one touch,
one movement, one thought, one image
is all it takes for arousal to go galore! Both ways.
It is when fantasy and imagination become reality
in a “flash of flesh.”
It is when everything about the other
is sensual, carnal, seductive
all the time and at any time.
Third, comes Love,
True Love is when your heart does not belong to you.
True Love is when the bells of Heaven are ringing
and the trumpets of life
play heart-shaped musical notes at full throttle.
It is the delicate rose garden
that requires constant, tender care,
producing immense, yet fragile beauty.
True love is when skin aches
missing your other half’s touch.
It is to be endlessly in awe,
carelessly wrapped around each other’s fingers,
and when nothing is warmer
than being in each other’s arms.
It is when the colors of life
shine and blossom in full
and life’s orchestra plays at its best,
and everything we feel is as if
we were at “ecstasy’s pinnacle.”
Friendship, Passion and Love
are the three legs of a stool
that depict a wholesome couple,
a couple that will last and endure life,
a couple that will stay together forever.