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This Is How...

I breathe for God, but I long for you,
intending to my daily schedule of my motives for you...
What are these intentions?

I believe we could love each other with a higher love,

the kind that allows your weight to fluctuate.... 
the kind that invests well-being in education....
the kind that wishes you well if it doesn't work....
the kind that receives by giving...

I see this in you, a carrier of peace 
by measure of your service to others.

It's sexy; damn sexy! 
So, I set myself up to live this love 
while we gather our plans for each other...
setting the bar high, so when we try
spirit feels recognized, and the God smile
...the God smile enlarges...

and the cornerstone we have to work with
sets us up for an immaculate construction 
of Grace....This is how I'll pray for faith in us...
This is how I wish to say I want to love you  

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