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Prose - Do You Want My Love?

Updated on January 8, 2012

Will you free the creativity that bursts forth
Or will you quarter it for your own purposes?
Will you accept a man as he is
Or will you accelerate with mindless compromises?
Will you finally know of companionship
Or will you set your new stepping stone in place?
Will you embrace another’s life
Or will you cast it away along with your grace?
Will you know of a mind that grows
Or will you keep it captive as if it was a threat?
Will you see the blessing in a man’s labor
Or will you count it as if collecting a debt?
Will you water the flower of reason
Or will you cut it down because it is not your seed?
Will you honor another’s beliefs
Or will you demand obedience to your own creed?
Will you love what you cannot control
Or will you become bitter and alone in your room?
Will you allow yourself to be loved
Or will you forget how to love and how to bloom?



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      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @acaetnna - Thank you... it's weird but I was watching the old movie "Joan of Arc" with Ingrid Bergman and Jose Ferrer and I started writing this thing.... old movies kind of make me feel poetic.... especially ones set in the middle ages. I always appreciate your comments.

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      acaetnna 

      6 years ago from Guildford

      So completely romantic and beautiful. I love everything about your words. Awesome as always.

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Deborah - Thank you AGAIN! I'm surprised you felt the romance in this because it was a bit of a challenge to a woman as opposed to "court and spark." The man is telling you he can love you but you have to treat him as an equal. Ironic eh but I've seen the demands in this day and age and both sides need to honor one another and end the battle for control.

      @racinia - No need to thank me. It should be this way and I want to be that way.

      @Poetic Fool - Thank you and I'm always glad to hear that someone can relate on a personal level to my own experiences and words. Acceptance is the heart of the matter in this one.

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      Poetic Fool 

      6 years ago

      Well, I certainly can relate to this one, my friend! These six lines could set the stage for my life the past couple of years:

      "Will you water the flower of reason

      Or will you cut it down because it is not your seed?

      Will you honor another’s beliefs

      Or will you demand obedience to your own creed?

      Will you love what you cannot control

      Or will you become bitter and alone in your room?"

      In these questions, not just these quoted three, but them all is love and acceptance defined. Thanks for sharing this well-written piece.

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you for your open honesty, yes at times truth maybe hurtful but it will set us free...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow I love this poem so beautiful and romantic.. these are my kind of poems..beautiful job.. Not many men write like this.. I love it.

      I voted up and beautiful

      Debbie

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @raciniwa - Thank you for the very nice fan mail. I try to be honest. I feel it is the mark of true communication because if I open up to you then you likewise will feel safe in my presence even if honesty pains you at times; but it will not be hurtful... there is no reason to hurt another person for the mere sake of your own ego. The poem itself is from my experience in life. I do not pretend to be a bargain as a husband or even as a boy friend. But I am clear as to the failings of my companions even as I attempt to be the man they wanted me to be.

      @Cagsil - Thank you. It is complicated. We are so full of ourselves that the compromises are very difficult. I have found that to be true in myself. The sequel? Ha... let me sleep on it as the original has not even slept through its first night....

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      Cagsil 

      6 years ago from USA or America

      Very creative prose. The complicate nature of relationships and the things they require from both sides is always the hardest. Anyone who ever said relationships are easy would apparently only had a relationship with inanimate object. LOL! Voted up! Btw- does this hub have a sequel? (j/k)

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thanks for posing these challenges to mankind and reminding us that life is always our choice on how we will live it...

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