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Love me like this . . .

Updated on January 7, 2013
Vera Lin, 2012, Heart [ screen printing on paper and photoshop]. Auckland, New Zealand.
Vera Lin, 2012, Heart [ screen printing on paper and photoshop]. Auckland, New Zealand. | Source

Love Me Like This . . .

The wind has gone wild

blowing away the old and the tired

A New Dawn is here

I lay down my self like tired skin

A layer, another layer and another layer

And surrender them all to the wind

Blow away the old, dear wind

All the things that no longer serve me

Let it be gone and be no more

and I watch in wonder

at how effortlessly they disappear

into the mighty current of air

here I am

all naked and new

all smooth skin

and tenderness

and I invite you to

love me

like this

do not call me by any name but Love

I am not your angel

I am not your demon

I am but Love

That whispers soft air against your skin

I am not right

I am not wrong

I am but Love

That tingles every little inch of your being

I will not come

I will not go

I am but forever present

Deep in your soul

I will not regret

I will not blame

I will but tremble with joy

Every time you call me by name

Paint me a portrait

And I will resemble

Everyone you ever know

Kiss me on my lips

And I will taste like

Every joy you have ever tasted

Look into my eyes

And see all my tears

That wash you clean like never before

I am no one

I am every one

I am all you’ve set eyes on

I am naked

I have no game

I have discarded all my dresses and pretense

I invite you to

love me

like this


do not call me by any name but Love

copyright © 2013 Vera Lin

LOVE, You are my Certainty.
Lift me to the Stars.
This "I" is a figment
of my imagination.

-- Rumi

How Do You Like To Be Loved?

The world will be a better place when more of us concentrate on loving. Loving ourselves and loving those around you. What could you do right now to convey a little love to whoever or whatever is around you? Be it a friend, a lover, an acquaintance, a pet, a stranger, a plant, a rock, a car.....convey your love in the pure heart felt way, and see how beautiful your life is instantly transformed.

Have you told him/her/it how much you love?

How would you like to be loved?

Do you know that I love You?

You are me.

And I love you whole-heartedly.

Love, and be loved xo

How do you like to give love or be loved?

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      5 years ago

      Amazing emotions and thought provoking ! I love the way you drew me in !.....Ed

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      So simple and yet so powerful and I was floating away with these words. Just delightful poetry.

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you xstatic, you are most kind xo

      life is full of all kind of complications and sometimes I just feel like going back to the basics. Love, this life's alluring and ever elusive spice, is not as complicated as we make it out to be. It is in everyone and everything, we just need to have eyes to see. I would like to invite everyone to drop the games and become in touch with that essence of pure love that's in the very air we breathe....

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful poetry and your illustration is wonderful. You are very talented.

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      Violet Flame 

      6 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Ha Ha James-wolve! Thank you for the invitation! Very tempting! But we need to un-break that heart of yours first before you can host anyone precious in there! I must say, healing a broken heart takes time, a lot of time. But it can be done. I've done it (a few times unfortunately), and I feel like a stronger and better person because of it, even though it feels like been to hell and back at the time. Take it easy and be really kind to yourself. Showering yourself with love and kindness, because you deserve it! To quote that movie Love Actually: "Love is, actually, everywhere!" But it requires an open heart in order to see, and feel that Love that's permeating the very air you are breathing, right now. Be well my friend, and be In Love! xoxoxo

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      Violet Flame 

      6 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      FullOfLoveSites, thank you so much! 2013 really have me thinking about Love. What is Love? I feel like embracing what love really is without any social astigmatism. Love is a the most beautiful and fundamental thing that needs to be reborn, minus old tired, out-of-date judgements. True Love is freedom.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      6 years ago from Morocco

      Wow .It flows smoothly carrying beautiful images, emotional abundance and life in itself.Good work.

      Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.I have a broken heart,aren t you love?lol jk

      Thanks for sharing.I voted up.

      Many Blessings,


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      6 years ago from United States

      Quite an evocative, eloquent and emotional piece of work you've got there, Violet. Excellent. Voted up and beautiful. :)

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      Violet Flame 

      6 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you Valleypoet, it's nice to have our onion peeled every now and again. Go back to the basics and delve into our essence. Live the way of the heart. xoxo

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      Violet Flame 

      6 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you craiglyn, I am so glad you like it hon. You are so blessed and so deeply loved by an angelic soul mate and that love is forever present for you. As we enter 2013, I do feel that LOVE goes up a notch all around us. Everyone, whether aware or not, is surrounded by love. Love is the true essence that we are made of.

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      Violet Flame 

      6 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you web923, Auckland was particularly windy yesterday and my inspiration just ran along with the wind. It seems love must be in the air in 2013, as wherever I look, love is. It's a very nice way to enter the new year, anchored in love!

      I've revised the poll to put in "all of above" (silly me for not having it at the first place!), lol, so you are very welcome to give it another go! xoxo

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      Violet Flame 

      6 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you Mhatter99, you are so right, Love is a precious gift. The kind of love that has no pretence, nor agenda, that is given wholeheartedly without reserve, without judgement. When we can go beyond all our outer layers and love from our innermost being....we all deserve to love and be loved like that. xoxo

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      6 years ago

      All the pretences peeled away like the layers of an onion, leaving a pure expression of love and creativity...loved it. Thanks for sharing:-))

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      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is beautiful Violet. Thanks you so much for expressing so eloquently what love is!

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      Bill Blackburn 

      6 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      Hi Violet... This was a fantastic read and I really enjoyed it. I think I'll share this one. Just what the world needs! I would have voted "all of the above" in your poll, but I'll be happy to take it however it comes. Great read!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this expression of a precious gift.


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