Don’t Love Me

by Larry Chamberlin   May 7, 2018

Don’t love me from the top of your heart
it is too shallow and easily distracted;
give devotion from your lowest stratum
where it must climb up past years
of childhood crushes and dalliances
through the morass of past loves,
bringing with it the meaning learned
from your failed marriage and rebound;
meet my own mature love earned
through good years and bad
equally endured and arisen
from the bottom of my heart
so that we have all the past
to bind our future to a shared path
knowing fully what true love entails.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Larry I have read this a number of times and tried to comment but words fail me time and again I'm just glad it's nominated
    Take care

  • 2 years ago

    by Darren

    Nice Larry, something a little different amongst the forms recently.
    Reads to me as a poem of hope. That there is more after lost love.

  • 2 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Crikey Larry! Brilliant analogies here. I never thought of love like this, but this actually gives me hope for finding a true and deep love in my future. Fab! :-) x

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Any path worth walking requires a good deal of clearing first.The hard yards must be put in and then the experience of them taken with us and used before we can fully appreciate what lies ahead.

    Wonderful poem, Larry

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