“You deserve a lover…” by Frida Kahlo

“Self portrait- the frame” by Frida Kahlo. Courtesy of www.FridaKahlo.org

You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep.

You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin.

You deserve a lover who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions.

You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall.

You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.

Frida Kahlo

23 thoughts on ““You deserve a lover…” by Frida Kahlo

  1. Last week I found myself , unexpectedly in a position of explaining (it felt like defending) why I read poems, why I seek out new poets to read. I struggled to construct the convincing explaination, and the blank face just starred back at me. I would’ve like to had this poem neatly folded in my pocket, place Frida’s words in his hand, smiled, then carried on my way.

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    1. Hi Harry, thanks for this…I adore your note. I think many people are “scared” of poetry because they never understood it and were intimidated by it back in school. It’s hard for them to grasp those of us who read poetry for the pleasure of it. It’s almost like therapy for me; I know my life is better With poetry than Without it. The day I stumbled upon Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese” changed—and even saved—my life. Most people can’t understand that, but that’s okay, because there are those special people in the world who understand completely.

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      1. Jean

        I love the way you express yourself. I wish I could tell you my whole story, but your choice of Frida Kahlo and the timing just stunned me. Thanks so much. I must say, I have followed and anticipated your posts for some time now, perhaps a couple of years? So great!

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      2. Aww thank you so much, Jean. That means a lot.
        If you ever need a safe place to share, you’re welcome to email me via my contact page. I can’t promise to reply immediately, but I Can promise to listen and keep your stories safe.
        You have a wonderful day! ❤️


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