You love me?


What is that

To love someone?


You need me

You want and take

On your own terms


But what do you give

In return?

What sacrifice is your's for love?


Your love has limits

It's caused such pain

You do not know me

Just my name

Need ►


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keith jeffries

Mon 22nd Apr 2019 09:06


you address the bare facts so very well. Thank you for this


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Peter Taylor

Mon 22nd Apr 2019 08:43

Hello Linda.

I enjoyed this very much. I think that your premise (that many loves are not such because the imbalance is too great) is spot on, though I do wonder whether one is onto a hiding to nothing because the computation of the imbalance of itself alters the relationship.I also wonder whether the focus of the balancing act immediately afterwards (ie the shortfall) loses sight of what might be a very large chunk of the relationship – the core material, the bedrock - which is perfectly capable of delivering the gifts of love (and routinely does so); the shortfall being mere marzipan.

Perhaps you can be persuaded to reveal your thoughts on the big question mark at the end of your very nice poem?

Peter T

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