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Independent In Love : A poem about indipendence in relationships

Updated on February 26, 2012

Don't baby me

Don't prod and poke and fuss over me

Don't stand over my shoulder to monitor what I'm doing

Don't tell me step-by-step what to do

How to do it

When to do it

Why to do it

Where to do it

Who to do it with

I've been working hard for my independence

And independence is sweet

Please don't take that away from me

Don’t expect me to stop working

To stay and look after house and home

I know there's nothing wrong with that

But hey, that just isn't me

I've been tied up, locked down and covered for too long

I want something exciting and new

Explore with me

Teach me something cool

Show me your world

Share mine with me

We'll get to forever when forever comes

Till then, lets just work on here and now.

Tell me when I'm wrong

We need to guide each other along

Tell me when you're proud of me

Let me know when I make you mad

Or sad

Or make you feel like giving up

I'm not as abrasive as I seem to be

You know that

You know that I'm willing to take corrections

You know I'm willing to learn

So don't just stand there and sulk

Like the child you're not

Tell me what you like

Give me a rose
Give me a rose | Source

You want me to start?

Fine, I'll start

I like to hide and eat chocolate

Yeah, I know I shouldn't have it

I like it when you hold my hand

I like it when you laugh

I like watching you play

I like it when you help me

I like the way you smile

When I do something crazy and impulsive

I like it when you get me gifts

Just because you care

Don't think because I'm independent I don't want to be spoiled

I like it when you spoil me

When you take me to a nice dinner or party

When you buy me something nice and simple and neat

When you surprise me with trip

When you make me a romantic dinner

When you respect my independence

'Cause I'm independently in love

Loving independently

Independent in love

Don't take my freedom
Don't take my freedom | Source


The pleas of a modern woman in love. She is independent and likes having her own way. In the poem "Independent In Love", the woman is appealing to her lover to respect her independence while not letting that deter him from being a true gentleman and a romantic companion.

Embracing her new-found freedom from a past that was sad and restricting, she is longing to take life one day at a time. She wants her life and her relationship to be exciting, adventurous and fun.

She likes things to be 'simple and neat' and does not expect her partner to completely change his personality or to go out of his way to impress and satisfy her. All she asks is that he plays an active part in their relationship as partners instead of treating her as a subordinate.


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    • Loi-Renee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you. I needed a description and to make it up to 500 words to be eligible for the contest. It didn't win but I'm still proud of it.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Your poem was so well written that I did not need the verbiage at the end to understand what you were trying to share. Very well written.


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