Don’t Tell Me That You Love Me

Don’t tell me that you love me
But hold my hand
See me smiling
Feel my heartbeat
Hear me breathing
Taste my body

Don’t speak of ever after
But be with me
In the moment
Commit to us
For an instant
With all you are

Don’t say that you’ll be faithful
But make your choice
To be with me
Each time we meet
To share yourself
To be yourself

Don’t tell me that you love me
But be my friend
Or my lover
Walk beside me
Til our paths
Diverge once more

Wayne Visser © 2017


Icarus: Favourite Love Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together love poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology traces love’s agony (“Broken Dreams”) and ecstasy (“Galaxies Cart-Wheeling”), from first blush (“Almost Strangers”) to full bloom (“Say ‘I Do!’”), as we fly to love. You’ve given me the gift of golden wings / The endless sphere of blue imaginings / The chance to rise above the silver clouds / The will to cast off untold ghostly shrouds / Don’t fly too high / Don’t rise too fast / Don’t tease the sky / Don’t taunt the past / You’ve given me the hope of warmer days / The blessed kiss of the sun’s fiery rays. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.