I have told you so,

Didn’t I? That I love you

Oh, most ardently

If you only take the time

To see with your heart, not mind

I have told you, too

Didn’t I? That I would stay

‘Til the end of time

If you only take the risk

And give this true love a chance

I have always said,

Didn’t I? I’ll prove you wrong

And I’ll hold those hands

Make you trust in love again

We won’t be broken though bent

And I will tell you

Over and over, my love

You are my beloved

Until these words pierce through you

Until you love me back, too

And my late posts for Writing 101: Poetry continues. Prompt 7 is a courtesy of Vijaya Sundaram. My hopeless romantic soul dance in glee for this prompt. I think I may have been a man in my past life for I could write poems from a man’s perspective. 😀 YAY!~

Day 7: Beloved

Something about the very word “beloved” causes a frisson in us. Out of the people that matter to you, who matters the most? Whom do you love, or whom have you loved more than anyone else? What does the word “beloved” summon up in your imagination? What songs, poems, stories, movies spring to mind? Who is your beloved?

Today, write a poem celebrating your beloved. It does not have to be a specific person — you could address an imaginary beloved from the future who’s waiting for you. You could take on the persona of a well-known mythological or historic character and address her or his beloved in your poem. You could create a new type of lover and beloved.