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Valentine's Day Poems - Give Me a Clue

Updated on October 23, 2016
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Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

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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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Awesome Valentine's Day poems that steals your heart.

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

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

      Brilliant poetry, as always!

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      UltimateMovieRankings 

      6 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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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      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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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      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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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      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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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 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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      Dana Strang 

      6 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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      Christina Lornemark 

      6 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!

      Tina

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      Amy Becherer 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

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

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      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 

      7 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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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thank you pixienot- 'ppreciate the support.

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      Pixienot 

      7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Beautiful and well done!

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

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

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      Kathi 

      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Oh you have stolen my heart, so sweet!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      @figment and Genna East - Thank you very much!

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      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very nice.

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      Karli Duran 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful poem! Well written!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

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

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      Nell Rose 

      7 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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