To Love Someone

To Love Someone

A man must love himself

before he can love another

but it takes a stronger man

to love someone more than himself.


 A woman too must love herself

before she can love another

but it takes a stronger woman 

to love someone more than herself.


A heart must be broken

before it can find love again

but it takes a stronger heart

to love again more than before


Two hearts that are broken

draw two people to each other

and bring the strength they need

to love beyond themselves.


To love someone beyond yourself

takes the strength of two.


  • L. B. Mek

    in a write I've shared previously I theorised love was the epitome of 'Selfish: Selflessness'
    and that's what your write, made me recall
    that Need to be Better
    so we can connect and coexist
    with Our significant Other...
    (good to see/read from you
    thanks for sharing, dear poet)

    • MendedFences27

      Thank you L.B.. Love is the desire for another personality over your own. As you say, connecting, coexisting, each cherishing the other more than self. True love as it is sometimes called.

    • Neil Higgins

      Have read this several times.Your words are so true.

      • MendedFences27

        Thank you Neil. I find as I grow older the truth of my statements becomes more recognizable. In youth it is harder to see beyond self fulfillment. Thanks again.

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