Valentine’s Special: Kang Mo-yeon and Yoo Shi-jin

A committed army officer,
Whose everything lay rolled together
In his uniform, duty and country,
Did not mind to take lives
To save lives.

A devoted doctor,
Whose all boiled down
To her one-minded concern
To do whatever she could
To save lives.

During an earthquake rescue operation,
The officer saw the doctor.
No, the man saw the woman
Who had rejected him thrice
And crushed his heart.

In the midst of all the commotion,
He walked up to her,
As she stood stunned.
It was not that she had never loved him.
But their lives were so different.

Without a word,
He bent over to put down his army helmet
On the ground, beside her feet,
To tie her open shoelaces.
Then, he left.

Just one of the moments
From this heart-warming saga
That proved how the extraordinaire
Can be found in the most ordinary,
If one finds love.

Love compels us to do something others can do themselves.

β€” Yoo Shi-jin in Descendents of the Sun (South Korean TV show)

21 thoughts on “Valentine’s Special: Kang Mo-yeon and Yoo Shi-jin

  1. “Why’d he just tie my orderly’s shoes? I’m wearing Velcro today, genius!”

    Seriously, the scene your poetry illustrates, Mia, shows how love often exists on multiple levels. Sometimes, when it’s denied at the most visible layer, it finds a way to survive elsewhere, in our hearts and dreams.

    Or so we all hope is true from time to time.

    In this case, it does survive, and it stirred him to a seemingly minor gesture that awoke her own slumbering emotions.

    Ah, but that real life would be so poetic!

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    1. Wonderful opening joke! 🀣🀣🀣

      Yes, love exists on multiple levels. For better or worse, most people have very different ways of expressing it. But somehow, quite miraculously, it does get through to the other. Or so we hope… πŸ˜…

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Keith! πŸ™‚
      Have a great day.

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  2. Hey I love South Korean dramas. Have not watched this one. Your words have provoked me to watch it asap. I love the way he kept his helmet and tied her laces. This is so pretty and so romantic. A hope πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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    1. Kritika, I love South Korean dramas too! Of all the ones I have watched, this one is my favourite. It’s full of extraordinary moments in the midst of the mess of ordinary lives. Watch it and I’m sure you will love it! πŸ™‚

      Also, thank you so much for stopping by, dear! πŸ™‚

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