Love Me


Hello. This will be my last post until Sunday. I leave you with a (gasp) love poem, done my way. Hopefully, devoid of sap.

Love me, not just my body,
but the curvature of my being.
Take me as I am, as I’ll be.
Give me the quiet music
of your heart. Teach me
the lyrics and tune.
Love me for infinity, and not
just indefinitely. Tell me
we can work, if we work
for it as if it were our livelihood.
As if it were our art.
Love me enough to make
revisions to replenish.
Let me be the black and
blue uprooting your veins.
Love me from the inside out,
where the echos are heard everywhere.
Let me be your irreplaceable.
This body, this spirit, this future corpse.
Let me translate and soothe in a language
that’s never been anywhere but us.
Love me with substance and let our love
be a love of existence. Knowing I’m flawed,
that I’m nothing special but knowing
I’m enough for you.
Love me, like an
idea fully formed, like a love poem
filling the paper to capacity, full of hope,
written at the desk by heart light.
Love me, like yours is the hand
holding the pen.
Let the rhythm belong to you.
Love me, like I’m the
syntax of your verse,
the reason behind your rhyme.

Love me,

-Tosha Michelle


134 thoughts on “Love Me

  1. “Take me as I am, as I’ll be.
    Give me the quiet music
    of your heart. Teach me
    the lyrics and tune.
    Love me for infinity, and not
    just indefinitely.”

    Isn’t this the cry of every heart? to be taken as is, with hope for being and becoming. And the song from 5 Seconds of Summer is stunning. What a post.

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      1. Well I appreciate the vote of confidence and your support. I’m my biggest critic. It’s always nice when people like what I put out there. It also doesn’t hurt that I really like your poetry as well.

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      2. There’s nothing wrong with being your own critic (in moderation). It helps to keep you sharp.
        I’m not really a poet, I just like to experiment with different forms of expression. You are definitely the real deal.

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      3. Well, thank you for saying so. Obviously the feeling is mutual. I like your work so much, in fact, that sometimes I’ll write something myself and then I’ll go back through pieces I’ve read on your blog just to make sure I didn’t subconsciously steal it from you.

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      1. I notice that your blog is very popular – how do you remember everyone? You must have a remarkable memory. I was thinking of starting to keep a note of everybody – and I have only about 50 followers!

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      2. I bought one of your books today! It will arrive in Saturday. Really looking forward to reading it. πŸ™‚
        Is that worth a flash of your (and here I have to laugh because the predictive text suggests that the next word should be ‘panties’ – who would have thought that my smartphone would have a dirty mind!) teeth? πŸ˜€

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      3. Smartphone cheeky little bastards. Haha. Thank you for purchasing one of my books. I would be happy to have sent you one for free. Note, if you bought chapbook, my poetry has evolved a lot since then. Okay, I am speaking into my phone, and it is typing for me. For chapbook it typed big fat butt. Dear Lord.

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      4. Hahaha – when the machines finally take over they are not going to know what the frick they are saying to each other! They will need to keep us humans around just to do translation! πŸ˜€
        In my profile photo I am looking happy and contented after having just eaten Xmas dinner with family and friends. I have (in the photo) shoulder length brownish hair. I’m wearing an orange Christmas cracker hat that I first pulled down over my face and then pushed back up so that my hair is overflowing from the top of the hat. My blue eyes have a happy twinkle in them and my Italian style nose gives me and you a clue to my ancestory. I still have a tan from holidays spent in India and Trinidad. I get asked about that photograph all the time so I thought that I’d better explain. πŸ™‚
        It was the other book I purchased – not the poetry one. Can’t wait to read it because the sample on Amazon rocks!
        Are you smiling Tosha?

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      5. I’m glad you explained your picture. I honestly can’t see it very well. I imagine it would be bigger on the gravatar site. It sounds like a fun time though and you seem like a hoot. That is a good thing. I think when our phones take over a lot of fights are going to break out from the miscommunication. I hope you like the self-help book. Keep in mind it’s a parody. I personally think self-help books are stupid. πŸ˜‰

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      6. The picture on Gravatar is very low resolution – I need to change it to a better one really. I’m pretty staid I’m life, but I have a rich interior life that comes out in my writing.
        Yeah – totally agree about the fighting! Just like people really – miscommunication has a lit to do with what makes people angry with one another. Not being able to understand things from the other person’s perspective can be very disheartening.
        The book? Don’t worry, I know it’s tongue in cheek. That doesn’t make it any less brilliant. Your mind is a wonderland Tosha. But hey – no sweeping generalisations please – some self help books can be very helpful for some people. I say that partly because I want to turn my well being articles into one. πŸ˜€

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  2. Oh sappy love poetry….mmmmm….not as tasty as some grits..but yum. πŸ˜‰

    Hurry back here, My Southern Sistah Poetess Crush ball-of-awesomeness.
    I’ll miss ya. ❀❀❀

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  3. Well, what a lovely love poem “singing” us out until Sunday. Have a wonderful few days between now and then! We’ll miss you, but you enjoy yourself. Until Sunday … πŸ™‚

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  4. It’s so cool that you draw your inspiration from songs! One line of yours that especially caught my attention was “Love me for infinity, and not \ just indefinitely.” Like how you emphasized the difference between infinity and an indefinite period of time is really thought-provoking. I really like the wordplay and how you pay attention to each word.
    I don’t know if you meant for it to be this way, but after reading your poem more closely, I saw that “indefinite” had a tinge of uncertainty to it, since “indefinite” is sometimes used to describe an indefinite amount of waiting time; whereas, “infinity” has more of a sense of finality and like “I’ve decided on it.” That line especially made me think more about the different colors that belong to each word, so thank you for this insightful poem. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comment and analysis. You read me well. I was trying to convey the difference between a lasting love as opposed to an uncertain love. I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by. πŸ™‚

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  5. I love everything about this! But I do have a favourite line which will become a part of my life:
    “Love me for infinity and not just indefinitely”

    Who is blessed to love and be loved for infinity.

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  6. Beautifully written..

    Within our heart
    like only we can know
    deep an soft
    centering your soul..

    As night moves
    into day
    as way we always
    worship our play…

    Whispering quietly
    with tickling love..
    No hidden boundary
    as we’re passionate
    loving doves..
    Waltzing angels
    on our way to heaven
    as to be
    with god
    in honest love…

    Hugs & kisses chris

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