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. 
Blog: https://miawinhertt.wordpress.com/


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24 thoughts on “If you love someone, tell them

    1. Thank you, Taylor! ☺

  1. Love starts at the beginning: self.

    1. It really does, Sir! That makes it all so necessary to tell ourselves that we love ourselves. 😄 Others will follow suit.

  2. Truly a wonderful poem with a necessary message.

    1. Thank you so much, Jenny! Sometimes the things we take for granted are actually the most necessary to be worked on. ☺

  3. 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. 🙂

    1. 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 It’s about making a transition from an unpublished author to a published one.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.

      1. I saw through nothing; your good writing gave you away. I wish you all the best in your writing and publication endeavors.

  4. Beautiful. But ladies do have the ego that keeps them from telling someone they do so.. Only few do tell…. Why?

      1. Is my standing true.?

  5. Beautiful and he is right.

  6. Just love this post. So motivational and inspiring too – thank you for sharing it!

    1. Thank you so much! 😄

  7. A Beautiful verse. Anand Bose from Kerala

  8. Beautiful use of refrain in poetic verse, and an important message written well! Great work!

    1. Thank you so much for all these lovely words, Brad! 😄

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