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For My Dearest
From my personal experience, being in and out of intimate relationships, I have come to understand that communication is and would always be key to the success of every relationship under the sun. We cannot do away with communication in relationship.
Also, during communication (relationship-wise), one must be the talker and the other an obvious listener. One must be on the reaching end whilst the other stands on the settling end. The one on the reaching end is the one that acts like a fool and portrays the I-cannot-live-without-you attitude.
The other on the settling end, is the one who flaunts himself or herself and teases the one on the reaching end. A settler portrays the I-need-you but I-can-still-do-without-you attitude. Settlers often appear flashy and in teasing fashion. In this poem, I am writing from the angle of the reaching-end persons.
1. I long to see you smile so smile for me,
I long to see you laugh so laugh for me,
I long to see you dance so dance for me,
I long to see you sing so sing for me,
I will trade my last breadth just to see you do that.
2. I will get the moon for you so smile for me,
I will walk on prickles for you so laugh for me,
I will run through fire for you so dance for me,
I will sleep in lion’s den for you so sing for me,
You are the reason for my insanity.
3. Love is insane, my dearest one,
Love is without reason, my only one,
My heart is turgid with love,
And spreads it as it beats,
All for you and no one else.
4. In my moment of smiles, please smile with me,
In my moment of laughter, please laugh with me,
In my moment of joy, make merry with me,
If the theory of love equals back and forth,
Then these make sense out of it.
The writer, who is obviously on the reaching end, is giving an indication as to how much he always longs to see certain traits of his lover (settler). He pours his heart out to his lover and in tone of plea, asks to see the traits that probably drives him crazy and makes him fall in love the more with his lover.
The insane part of the writer is revealed through his own utterance. He begins making insane promises that are bound to make him appear as a supernatural being having extraordinary abilities. That is the extent of “stupidity” and level of “insanity” the writer has eventually gotten at.
The writer’s lover seems to be amazed by the insane words uttered by this person. To make him (the writer) appear normal once again in the sight of his lover, he tries to explain the reason behind those unusual utterances. Most lovers often find themselves in such situations.
The writer seems not to ask for much from his lover. All he is asking is for her to be there for him as he would be there for her. This is because by her response to his call, as he would do same, then the circle of a perfect love becomes complete in his eyes and in his heart.