14/02/2016

My Valentine

come to me
come and see 
who I am
the real me 

I am not the abuse
I am not what he did 
I am not just simply my trauma

I'm the courage that escaped 
I'm the cleverness that survived 
I'm the power that protected my tiny spark of flame 

oh my Valentine
you do get me right 
you give hope that I can love again 

you do fan my spark
into firecrackers bright
you see me 
with your eyes open wide 

you see beyond and you sense
and you know me so well
a new love
but we've always just known one another 

oh my Valentine 
you read all my signs 
I am yours 
and you know it is so

with respect, joy and laughs
we are like half and half
and together we're one of a kind 

I love you
you love me   
there is hope
I now see   
and believe

Be my Valentine

I celebrate Valentine’s day with my fellow blogger friends. Read more at Write Tribe’s language of love

35 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your beautiful composition on V day

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  2. After an abusive relationship, it becomes all the more important to have someone who loves you and gives you enough hope to survive. It just takes one more blow for an abused person to be broken beyond repair. Beautifully penned, Eli!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words dear Rekha:-)

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  3. Dearest Eli,
    Very lovely and well worded poem.
    Live out this new Valentine and let the love bug bite you anew, deeper and aiming for a long lasting result.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette, Thank you so much:-) Biiiiiig hugs

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  4. Eli, I do hope your Valentine sees you for what you are; for the brave heart that you have been and faced your troubles and come out a winner. And I truly hope he showers you with the love you so deserve. ♡

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    1. Oh my friend- thank you so much:-) Sending warm hugs your way

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  5. Be my Valentine but see me as I am, see what I have come out of and survived..Give me the will to love again..I loved it, Eli :)

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  6. Beautiful one Eli. Your poems speak so much in so few words. Lovely one as always. Loved it when you said - together we are one of a kind :)

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    1. Thank so much dear Parul. Big hugs:-)

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  7. Such a beautifully inspiring, positive and uplifting poem for the occasion, dear Eli! Your words resonate deep in the chambers of my heart. Thank you for writing this. Yes, this is the gift of real love when someone can see through you... and love you for the REAL you! Sending warm hugs to you <3

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    1. Oh my dear friend- so happy to see you here. And thanks a ton for your so kind words. Big hugs to you dear Arti:-)

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  8. Beautiful poem... It gives meaning to the oft repeated phrase of Be my Valentine.

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  9. I am admiring the poem and also feeling the pain of the lines underneath. Hugs Eli and you know why too. I hold your letter close to my heart. Stay blessed in the love of those who make you whole, Eli and I feel blessed to count myself among your friends.

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    1. Oh, my dear friend Shailaja - and I feel so blessed to have you in my life. Thank you so much for your moving words - they mean so much to me. Sending warm hugs your ways dear:-)

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  10. I absolutely loved how there's still faith in love even after an abused relationship. Empowering write :)

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  11. Hugs Eli for this beautiful poem. It takes a brave person to get out of an abusive relationship and have the courage to look for love again. May you always have people to love you.

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    1. Big hugs back to you my friend, so grateful to have met you and for you kind words:-) BIG thank you:-)

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  12. Such beautiful words pure like the essence of love and standing tall in battling the deception. Keep rising my friend.

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  13. Eli, hugs and God bless! Such beautiful lines, so very painful too.

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  14. Poignant! I can feel the pain, the hurt. Beautifully penned, Eli!

    P.S: Adding my URL here. For some reason it is pointing to the blogger profile which no longer exists: http://somethingiscooking.com/

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    1. Thank you so much my friend:-) Hugs

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  15. Sweet, sweet Eli. Such a beautiful poem filled with so much courage,pain, hope, love and strength. Beautiful. Just like you my friend. A beautiful, couragous and strong woman. You inspire.♥

    Take care!

    Hugs Charlie

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    1. Thanks a lot my dear friend:-) Always so happy by your heartwarming kind words. Sending big hugs XX

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  16. It really moved me Eli.. I loved the words and the flow, so much that I read it twice.. Hugs to you.. You really know the art of poetry..

    Cheers

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy you liked it:-) Hugs back:-)

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  17. Just to let you know that I was here - over a year late - but I'm reviewing the entries to make sure the results of this contest are announced finally. My apologies for the inordinate delay. Keep writing!

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