Love

don’t ever ask for love
and never expect it in return
for what is asked is borrowed
and what is borrowed has to be returned

don’t lose yourself in finding love
for if it’s love, you will be found

don’t put up an act to be loved
don’t fall in love with an act
be bare and love the soul,
for if you can’t then it was never love at all

don’t forget to love
don’t love to forget
don’t forget and love
don’t love and forget

don’t start what you cannot take to the end
don’t make a promise bound to be broken

if you love,
don’t be afraid to express it
if you love,
then blatantly accept it

don’t equate love with authority
don’t expect rules to be followed
for love is wild
and all is fair

don’t be jealous in love,
for if it was yours, it can never be stolen
and what was not can never be given

don’t be afraid to let go of love,
people fall out of love
and sometimes, they were never in love

be caring in love
be sharing in love
let love make u better
let love be beautiful

above all, love thine self the most
for no other heart can love you as much as yours


PS. If you’re wondering why the lion image was used, it’s because i needed to post this poem but couldn’t get to what image to use. and well in the image there’s a lion and a lioness who could be in love which i hope or they could be siblings (in which case ig they’ll still be in love) but you get it. it does not give any animal kingdom related background to my poem.

Writing and posting after a very long time.

Thanks for reading,
hope you enjoyed

Nabeeha Sayed Shaikh

2 thoughts on “Love

  1. above all, love thine self the most
    for no other heart can love you as much as yours

    Truer words cannot be spoken! I love your take on the word ‘love’. And it’s surely been long since you posted, hope you’re good?

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