The Poetry Bar

If you love someone, tell them

A parent, spouse, child, friend
Or someone who is still no one,
It could be anyone.
If you love someone,
Tell them.

A smile, gesture, word
Or something you can’t understand,
It could be anything.
If you love someone,
Tell them.

No point keeping silent,
No point waiting,
No point in anything else.
If you love someone,
Tell them.

Yes, actions speak volumes.
Yes, some things are just understood.
But why so miserly with words?
If you love someone,
Tell them.

Our hearts will break,
No matter what we do.
So why go down without even trying?
If you love someone,
Tell them.

Don’t think too much.
Don’t do too much.
Don’t delay too much.
If you love someone,
Just tell them.

It took me years to come to terms with who I always really was. Now I want the whole world to know it too. I am a struggling author. 


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24 replies on “If you love someone, tell them”

There always seems to be a time when people lack conviction and this poem provides a good counter-action to that. I would imagine that the “struggling author” of this poem is struggling in other parts of her life that don’t involve her writing because her writing is great. Whatever it may be, keep up the good work and hold on to that conviction. 🙂

Thank you so much for calling my writing “great.” 😄
Yes, you are right. The “struggle” is not about how or what to write. It’s about making a transition from an unpublished author to a published one. It’s about having the manuscript of a fiction novel lying with me, still awaiting the light of day.
Also, thank you for seeing through and being honest about it.

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