Valentine's Day Poems - Give Me a Clue

Give me a Clue

To a novice lover, the opposite sex is something of a mystery. Men aren't as emotionally sophisticated as women. They often appear clumsy and careless or brash and overconfident. When lovestruck they become even more clumsier.

I remember the feeling of utter helplessness on the subject of wooing. Books never helped. Friends were a source of incorrect and often dangerous suggestions. Films filled you with fantasy options that may never work in reality.

So what does the hapless soul do?

Well what I did was ask the very subjects of my affection on how to woo them.

Trouble was each one gave a different answer.

Go figure. Love has no logic.

Here I try to capture the utter despair of a wooing soul. Someone did think it was rather cute.

Give me a clue

How to woo you

I’m all confused through and through

Show me some hope

Throw me a rope

Stop me sliding down this slope

This ain’t just a crush; I’m not making a fuss

Feel such a rush, and my heart is a mush

Why do I feel obsessed, I thought you would have guessed?

I need a look

I’m an unread book

Promise you I’ll have you hooked

It’s not a game

I feel so lame

Stop me burning in this flame

Will we be a pair, in love’s golden glare?

There’s so much to share; I do know you care

Don’t wanna be a pest, don’t wanna fail this test.

Give me a clue

How to woo you

For I’m confused through and through

Show me a way

Just what to say

I’ll still be waiting come what may...

Words can’t define, the way you make me shine

Show me a sign; I’ll build you a shrine

I wanna say the rest, I wanna be your best....

© 2011 Mohan Kumar

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, this was lovely, when you meet that girl, just show her this! lol she will definitely fall for you! great poem, cheers nell

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Aw, I always wait for that first comment. Just wrote this today.. thanks for being the first!

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figment 6 years ago from Texas

Beautiful poem! Well written!

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Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Very nice.

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

@figment and Genna East - Thank you very much!

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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Oh you have stolen my heart, so sweet!

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

...and I will treasure it, Fossillady. You can't have it back ;-) Thank you! x

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Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

Beautiful and well done!

Voted up and beautiful.

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you pixienot- 'ppreciate the support.

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Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

It's enlightening, Docmo, to learn that men have the same desire to "do all the right things" and not miss a clue. This poem is very endearing in your expression of "don't wanna be a pest, don't wanna fail this test". Clever, sweet and endearing in the expression of vulnerability, even in your title "Give me a Clue". Love this

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

I'm in touch with my feminine id, Amy. We all have the yin/yang and completeness comes with identifying the mutual strengths and needs. I delight in your appreciation - and please do call me Mohan.

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Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Thank you, Mohan...a beautiful name...and very fitting.

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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Oh, this is a lovely haiku and the confusion and the insecurity we feel when we are in love is described perfectly, Very beautiful!


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

So different than your other work! I love it. There is something so fun about reading simple rhyming verse. It always makes me want to bounce along to the sounds of the words. I also love how it just sort of ends but isn't over. I think I have read this about five times in a row. I might read it a few more!

Probably should not admit this, but it reminds me a little of myself. I haven't the first clue how to woo anyone. Guess that's why all the good ones have slipped away. A shame really, I am quite a catch! :)

Can you tell this has put me in a playful mood? THANK YOU! Just what I needed after a crazy day at work.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Mohan, I added a country music beat to your poem and it worked. In my head! I had the song playing! It still is and probably will be for a few hours. Thank you!:)

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Tina. Even though they look like Haiku's they are just rhyming verse as I didn't go for the 17 syllable format. I wanted write this like a boyband pop song!Glad you liked it.

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Dana,Thanks. I wanted the riff to be like a Pop beat ( in my head)I'm glad it connects with you. I wanted capture how it feels not to know how to woo as I remember my own awkward attempts!

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Oh Linda if only I could hear the beat. I've got a tune in my head and would like to hear how yours sounds! You should hum/sing it for me- :-) thank you!

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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Very well done Docmo. Your writing skills continue to impress me. I will have to investigate how many other poems you have written...voted up and awesome.

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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

I love the simplicity of your much said with so few words.

Brilliant poetry, as always!

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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Awesome Valentine's Day poems that steals your heart.

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