Shahla Latifi

If You Want Me


If you want me, get me slowly, step by step, with lots of good thoughts in your head,

With your heart filled with love just for me.


If you want me, do not rush,

Take your steps slow but steady,

If you ever stumble on a rock of frustration,

I would appreciate it if you could think of me.


If you want me, do not throw an empty compliment,

A used, recycled phrase

Or a typical gesture of pity to me.


If you want me, you should first study me to know my liking,

My dislikes, the depth of my soul,  my heart

To know if my heart is slightly tinted or pure.


If you want me

You have to be rich and enriched with philosophy, improved ethically, morally, and actively.


If you want me, don't stare my way; come closer, braver, and honest next to me.


If you want me

You have to be independent,

Free of laziness and clutter in your head

You must be in love with nature, aware of your true nature as a man.



If you want me, you must be religion-free

No prayers at night, no fear of God, empty of phrases, preaches, and unsentimental thoughts

You must be honest, trustworthy, and spiritually connected to God, then, me.


Shahla Latifi

January, 15th 2023

  • Author: Shahla Latifi (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 15th, 2023 09:21
  • Comment from author about the poem: Unedited, raw from the heart.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • NilavroNill

    If you want me be pure in soul!

    • Shahla Latifi

      I do agree. Thank you, NilavroNill.

    • sakwafranc

      Wow!! Dear poet can I use your poem in an excerpt in one of my writings?

      Great work I love it 😍

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