Lover’s manual

L. B. Mek


If though must love me, do so wholeheartedly

take your lead from Elizabeth Browning’s poetry

let her lived-in words coax free: the purity of your sincerity.


If though must love me, do so unashamedly 

with the yearning grace of Edith Piaf’s loyalty

let her rose lenses, teach your restless eyes to rest: on only me.


If though must love me, do so with delicacy 

like the scintillating music of Fur Elise

entice my steps as instinctively, as those dancing Piano keys.


Love me stubbornly 

till harsh gravelled lungs croak 

our last barks of fierce exchanges.


Love me fiercely 

as circling, predators of untamed passion

never suppressing: our magnetic friction of blazing attraction. 


Love me equally 

from our hand-clasped sprints – in Spring, of unruly infatuation 

to tender - wordless embraces, in our Autumn of friendship solemnity.



© L. B. Mek

May 2020

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 12th, 2021 03:10
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  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    Beautiful words 🙂🙂 and that song is lovely

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you, glad you liked it, something uplifting to start the week with I hope

    • dusk arising

      Hmm difficult. I would not choose to dictate to another how they should love me. For in loving them i would be welcoming their own ways of loving me.
      I'm reminded of Goldfinch's poem today..... is this where my truth gets me into troubles?

      • L. B. Mek

        how wonderfully open minded, if only we could all carry that same mindset to all other aspects of our lives and interactions, instead of needling and poking to induce other's into a dramatic overreaction...
        thanks for the challenging comment Dusk

      • Goldfinch60

        Love is so special and we show our love in our own unique ways to the ones we love.


        • L. B. Mek

          indeed, its a beautiful thing - when its working, lol
          thanks for the supportive comment Andy

        • SureshG

          Maybe I can them love as succinctly as you have so poetically defined.

          • L. B. Mek

            maybe my friend, but I was going less for definition and more for a wide lensed portrayal of the sentiment's some of us find hard to convey with words, when we think of 'being loved'..
            thanks for the supportive comment, (btw 'succinct' is one of my favourite words)

          • Neville

            .. if we could have got there first and smacked a copywrite on it .. no doubt we would have made a mint

            .. as it stands tho' the original ancient Indian Sanskrit text closely followed by the first ever Japanese Pillow Book pipped us both to the post ... your manual however shows incredible promise and is significantly more than just a good read ............................... N

            • L. B. Mek

              so true, but worth refreshing those classic lines of idealised romance - if only, to remind ourselves of what promise: each prickly twist in our lives, may represent..
              appreciate your generous words of encouragement and support my friend!

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