If You Really Love Me
I was reading a book I borrowed from the library and in one of the stories, there was this poem titled "If You Really Love Me". It was written by Celine Marie F. M. (Age 13).
Here it goes:
If You Really Love MeWhoa...I can't believe what this girl has written! It is very sincere, honest and mature. And mind you, she's only 13! It's the first time I've encountered such a form of true love. It was very touching.
If you really love me,
You'll treasure me like a jewel.
I'll know you're not playing around,
I'll know you're not a fool.
If you really love me,
You'll wait for our wedding day.
You'll keep yourself pure,
Not throw yourself away.
Your eyes will not search
For things they should not see.
You'll keep your thoughts moral,
And save yourself for me.
You'll talk to my parents,
And keep your promise true.
You'll love me for me,
And I, you for you.
When you take me out,
Your hands won't cross the line.
I'll know that I'm yours,
And you'll know that you're mine.
After reading it, I placed the book down and thought deep...
In the first stanza, the girl is asking for the guy to treasure her so that she'll know he is serious and not flirting around. This shows that the girl enters a relationship not for fun, but enters it seriously.
In the second stanza, the girl values marriage and doesn't believe in pre-marital *ahem* (I have a young cousin reading my blog, so must try to be...discreet). I guess she believes that *ahem* is only for married couples.
In the third stanza, the girl asks that the guy keeps his heart pure; that his heart will only hold her and no one else. in short, she's asking him to be faithful.
In the fourth stanza, the girl wants her parents to be involved in her relationship with the guy. She wants the guy to meet her parents. This is to allow her parents to know the kind of guy she is going out with and who knows, he may be their son-in-law. She hopes that he will accept for for who she is and she will do the same.
In the fifth stanza, the girl asks for a clean relationship. One that doesn't involve "catching" or some childish primary school games like "teasing" and stuff.
Finally, she ends her poem by letting him know that she's his and he's hers. Now one interesting point is that she said that she's his before saying he's hers. From here we can see that this love is not a selfish one where she wants only him, but one where she really believes in, and more importantly, a relationship where she is ready to devote herself into.
What can I say...this girl is really mature for a 13 year old. This is the best love poem I have read so far in my life. It's clean, pure, sincere, honest, mature and full of love.
These were the thoughts I had. After my "deep though" session, I looked in front and I see an auntie looking at me with the "buay song" (not happy) face. It was a real SPOILER. I realized my stop was near and quickly got of the bus.
1. There are people who still believe in true love (one that is clean and pure) despite society's declining moral stand.
2. Never ever read a poem such as this in front of an auntie. It will really spoil the mood.
(Note: The book was borrowed from Jurong Regional Library. It is titled "Real Teens, Real Stories, Real Life" by T. Suzanne Eller.)