Love is a Gift

Love is a gift
    freely given
    from me to you

Love is a gift
    all by itself

Love is a gift
    in fertile soil

Love cannot be

Love cannot be

Love cannot be
    in accusations
    in blame
    in hate

My love is mine
to give freely when I will

    You cannot stomp your foot
    and demand it

    You cannot shout and scream
    and tell me you’ll have it

    You cannot tear me and rip me to shreds
    and tell me it’s yours to have

My love is mine
to give freely when I will.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    And so very true ….we cannot make someone love us …or make ourselves love ourselves if there is dead wood in our heart.
    wanting what that does not come from a place of free will is like a slavery of sorts me thinks….who would rather and equal than a slave….. lovely eloquent writing speaking with the full merit of truth…xxx

  • Thank you KarenSue. :-) There’s no currency for love, it’s something that happens or doesn’t, that grows or doesn’t, but you certainly can’t make it so by strength of will alone. Thanks for understanding.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Fabulous writing and I share the sentiment so much.

  • Thank you Anna, this is almost as difficult a lesson to learn as to say ‘no’. :-(

    – Sybille Sterk

  • chitrali
    chitraliover 4 years ago

    dam straight!!….and a truth we so often forget in their screaming and stomping!…..this is a piece with such strength about it and of course the ‘usual’ trademark imagery and beautiful expression of a deep emotion…:):)…another one for my fave..:)…xx chitrali..

  • Thank you! You’re such a sweetheart to say such nice things. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    Beautiful and so very true :)) xo

  • Thank you Lisa, glad you like. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Soaps
    Soapsover 4 years ago

    So pretty, so nice, so true, no one can demand it, except you of you and I hope you do xxx

  • :-) Thank you so much for the lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 4 years ago

    incredible beautiful

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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