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Let love be the gift...

Take from me your hand
if love not be its embrace;
Take from me your lips
your arms
your heart
your face…
if love not be your gift.

If love not be the passion
that awakens your heart when you call upon my name,
then take from me selfish desire
so life will not be lived in vain.

For if love not be your heart’s desire
- if lust be the drink your lips must seek,
then we shall live chained to love untrue
and heart and soul shall never be set free.

But if love be your heart’s fervent cry
pour forth your soul and embrace me,
and together we shall be as one
in the depths of a love so passionate and free.

Seek not my bed, my precious love,
if it is only for one night;
but I shall give my all to you
if your love seeks to be my life.

Take from me burning desire
if love is not the flame you hold;
but if it is love you truly seek
seek me
seek mine
seek my soul…
and let love be my gift to you.

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poem, poetry, donna d, donna driver, donna keevers driver, matt driver, matthew driver, steph brown, stephanie brown, love, lust, passion, desire, romance, heart, loves plea

I take photos. I write. I sing & dance. Ok, I DON’T sing & dance. Not in public, anyway; & usually 2 my own beat. But I have fun, & that makes life a little more tolerable -for me. Maybe not 4 my kids. But, hey, if they can’t laugh at their mum then they’re probably the only ones who aren’t. So turn up the music & let’s boogie! (Do they still boogie these days? Gosh, I’m getting old. Best be careful not 2 throw a hip while throwing a leg!)

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Comments

  • labaker
    labakerabout 1 year ago

    Mind blowing poem :)

  • :D Thank you!! XXXX

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • myraj
    myrajabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Donna.
    Myra

  • Thank you, dear Myra. :) XXXX

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsabout 1 year ago

    Exceptionally beautiful Donna – wish it could be instilled into every cell of every young lady and man ever born – the world would be a less painful place. xx

  • Wouldn’t that be wonderful… Thank you ever so much, Jane. xxxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 1 year ago


    Congratulations. This is lovely Donna

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    CongrATulations on your feature nicely written and presented

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful work Donna

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful, touching, sensitive work Donna. Congrats on your feature.

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedabout 1 year ago

    oh Donna this has taken from soul and left me speechless ……simply beautiful

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