If You Love Someone, Tell Them

A parent, spouse, child, friend
Or someone who is still no one,
It could be anyone.
If you love someone,
Tell them.

A smile, gesture, word
Or something you can’t understand,
It could be anything.
If you love someone,
Tell them.

No point keeping silent,
No point waiting,
No point in anything else.
If you love someone,
Tell them.

Yes, actions speak volumes.
Yes, some things are just understood.
But why so miserly with words?
If you love someone,
Tell them.

Our hearts will break,
No matter what we do.
So why go down without even trying?
If you love someone,
Tell them.

Don’t think too much.
Don’t do too much.
Don’t delay too much.
If you love someone,
Just tell them.

39 thoughts on “If You Love Someone, Tell Them

    1. Thank you so much, Allan! ☺
      You are right. Fear keeps us from our happiness, making us think again and again of what if we land with sadness. We must let our emotions flow. Cheers to that!

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  1. Exactly, Mia. Your best poem/advice so fat!

    A few years ago, cancer took my father almost in an instant, and thinking of how I’d have felt if I’d left things unsaid – mortifying.

    Naturally, your thoughts apply to situations much less dire, but which we all face. Equally important then.

    Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much, Keith for that compliment! πŸ˜„ You have actually been following my posts for sometime and so I can count on your judgement.

      About your father, I’m really sorry for your loss. But I’m glad that you don’t have anything to be mortified of now as you made good use of the time the two of you got together. That’s a blessing.

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      1. Exactly, Mia! Even the “small” things are threads that weave the tapestry and give it a special luster.

        As for regrets, we all have them because, hey, we all make mistakes. Constantly. Fortunately for us, the narrative continues.

        Those mistakes help us to avoid similar pitfalls later. Then, realizing the pain we avoided this time, we celebrate, exhilarated.

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    1. Good for you that you anyway go ahead and say it! πŸ˜„
      Even in my home, it was never really the tradition to say it. We do stuff for each other. But words are also important. I hope to change that when I have a family. πŸ˜…

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      1. Gunjan, this comment of yours means a lot! For you called my verses “positive.” I have actually been making an effort in that direction, so this is a reiteration that it’s paying off. Thanks a ton! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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    1. You are so right, Alan! When you tell someone that you love them, you are doing yourself as much a favour. It is so much better than living in anticipation or suspense of what could be! Thanks for the comment. πŸ˜„
      You are most welcome.

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