Paul Sebastian


Love Promises, Promises.... - Poem by Paul Sebastian

If you love me true
These you would do:

If you love me, you would buy me a nice car
Then I will love you, more than who you are

If I bought you a nice car,
And adore you like a movie star
Would you say, "I do? "
Would your love be true?

If your love is true, let's holiday some places afar
Then I will love you, more than who you are

If I took you to places far
From Hawaii to North Alaska
Would you say, "I do? "
Would you then, love me true?

If your love is true, you would settle my current debts
Then I'll love you, be deeply indebted; have no regrets!

If I were to settle all your debts
Paid your grocery bills, get you set
Would you say, "I do? "
Would then your love be true?

If your love is true, then get me a nice apartment to stay
I'll know your love is true; my love for you will never sway

If I got you a nice apartment to stay
Comfortably furnish it, did it your way
Would you then say, "I do? "
Would you then love me true?

If you love me you would, meet my needs
I will then know your love, expressed in deeds

If I had met all your needs, through all my deeds
But never, my love needs: you are selfish, indeed!
If you didn't love me for who I am
Love is lost, relationship is a sham!
If I slipped into your finger a wedding ring
I would condemn myself to life-long suffering!
Perhaps, I'd die of a massive heart attack,
That my dear, for sure, would be a fact!

True love is not conditional
Neither it's barely emotional
Nor is it used to love things
True love grows: inheritance it brings!

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poem written for the purpose of teaching grammar on Conditionals.

Comments about Love Promises, Promises.... by Paul Sebastian

  • (2/1/2016 6:01:00 PM)


    I believe when you love someone unconditionally you want to do everything in your power to care for and protect them, they never have to ask you for anything. Whatever you give from your heart is appreciated, they are grateful for your love, value you as a person, a lover, a best friend. Having to ask someone for necessities of life shows you what you can expect from them, a life of misery for there's no love to give you, it will be a life of wanting, how can you appreciate or be grateful to someone who neglects your needs, especially that of an unconditional love? ? Again, you have made me think, Paul! You do have a way of getting people to do that through your provocative way of getting people to respond to your thoughts and ideas. It's actually quite ingenious I say, with a smile! Great poem! 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Paul Sebastian (2/4/2016 6:02:00 AM)

    What a loaded appreciation of the poem! Thank you Roseann. Thank you so much!
    You will agree that wealth, things money can buy are mere gifts expressing love. But expressions. Real love touches the very soul and being, unconditionally. It is so engulfing and overwhelming. It is so powerful that it can do what is thought impossible. That is the power of love.

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  • Charity Nduhiu (9/14/2014 11:51:00 PM)


    Sure if you do all those things i am sure she will love you forever. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/20/2014 10:48:00 AM)


    A clever strategy for teaching children conditional clauses in grammar!

    True love is not conditional
    Neither it's barely emotional
    Nor is it used to love things
    True love grows: inheritance it brings!

    The gist of the poem is beautifully summarized in these concluding four lines! Yes, true love should not be conditional, but if it has to be abiding, love by itself has to fulfill certain conditions! Enjoyed!
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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/19/2014 3:14:00 PM)


    True love is not conditionalNeither it's barely emotionalNor is it used to love thingsTrue love grows: inheritance it brings!
    A nice write.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014



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