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A Poem called "Conveyance of Commitment"

Art credit: Tatyana Ilieva

Art credit: Tatyana Ilieva

Conveyance of Commitment ~

I vow myself to you,
For you're the one I love.
The choice is yours to make,
And the future yet to come.

I hold no finer value,
Than the beating of my heart.
And I own no other strength,
Merely ability to shine bright.

All parts of me are gifts for you,
Handle them as you desire.
Love and cherish, hate, or kill me...
I'm ready for both: ice and fire.

As you are mine, I am yours,
I'll procure you all you need.
So make a choice, do not flee:
Throw me into abyss, or fly along with me.

I love you all so much,
You're trusted with my life.
My soul ardently reveals to you,
Becoming vulnerable to either silk or knife.

Whatever you resolve,
I know we'll be alright.
For we are meant to be,
Two parts of one own heart.

If you're not now prepared,
When it's meant, we'll meet again.
Thee and I shall manage our fate together...
Now, or at least in the end.

- A Poet in Attempt

~ About the Poem

In the times of our existence, we give ourselves to other living beings, piece by piece. Yet we manage to keep much to ourselves, hiding behind masks of our own making, because we're afraid of the betrayal, and we don't want to burn ourselves. And then we find one special person, or two, or three, or more, and all masks fall down, all walls come crushing to the ground, and we strip ourselves naked to the core in front of the special person who enchanted us.

There are people out there, worth the risk of being burned for. There are even some who are worthy of burning ourselves completely. And to those people, we surrender and trust them not to destroy us. They claim all parts of us and we give everything, and more, all so willingly.

Because we love them. And they are our happy ending.

And we're finally ready to risk it all, only hoping for the best.

© 2020 Ivana Divac

Comments

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on July 24, 2020:

Dear Denise,

I am truly sorry you had to go through hell to get where you are now. It is true that the other person should do the same in return, because partners should be equal, and give equal to the relationship. I'm glad you managed to find happiness.

This particular poem was written for my own partner and reflected my feelings. We're high school sweethearts, together for nine years, and still going strong. This poem was in a letter I wrote to him for our first anniversary, when we were still kids. It's a bit... too dramatic and idealistic, I guess. It worked well enough for the two of us... But a lot of people aren't so lucky. Being careful and getting to know someone before giving yourself away is always a good choice. Just in case.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on July 24, 2020:

I do know what you mean but I have learned to temper my ardent surrender with some common sense. My first husband beat me for 4 years, 2 months, and 28 days until I had to run away. I thought I would never give myself completely again but my second husband and I knew each other 2 years before we married. He showed me bit by bit that he was worthy of trust because he treats me like the treasure of his life. When you give yourself away, shouldn't the person you give to also give himself away completely?

Blessings,

Denise

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on July 20, 2020:

Thank you very much!

Raja Zahid Raja from Islamabad on July 20, 2020:

great

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on June 23, 2020:

Thank you, Wyatt!

Wyatt Potter on June 23, 2020:

Wonderful poem.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on June 22, 2020:

Thank you, BookLover!

BookLover on June 22, 2020:

Simple, yet effective and deep.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 22, 2020:

Ivana, you're welcomed.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on June 22, 2020:

Thank you very much, JC Scull!

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on June 22, 2020:

Very good poem Ivana.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on June 22, 2020:

Thank you, Chatra and Miebakagh, for your kind words.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 22, 2020:

Ivana, I like the poem. It reveals real love. Thanks.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on June 21, 2020:

Great word collection in this poem

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on June 21, 2020:

Thank you so much, Pamela, Lorna, and Eric. Your kind reviews mean a world to me!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 21, 2020:

Ivana, this is a very good poem that I enjoyed reading. We do trust those who are close to us.

Lorna Lamon on June 21, 2020:

There is a timeless elegance about your writing Ivana. I loved this poem full of fear, hope, trust and ultimately love. "Two parts of one own heart" - beautiful words. The artwork is stunning and perfect for the piece.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 21, 2020:

Ivanna this is very good. Both the style and the message. I just gave some serious thought to our masks and masquerade and bearing ourselves is special.