If You Must Know

If you must know...

I'm the meadow.
I'm the stream through the hills.
I'm the valley below.
If you must know.
(If you must know)

If you must know...
I'm the Winter breeze.
I'm what you see but can't believe it.
I'm the heat.
I'm the snow.
If you must know.
(If you must know)

If you must know.
I'm the moonlight at night.
I'm the Sun giving 'sunlove'
I'm there at birth and when life goes.
If you must know.

So many live,
Trying
To de-mystify me.
Too many
Trying
To dismiss what 'it' is...
When
All this that I give.

If you must know...
I'm the heartbreak that comes.
I'm the wound and the healer.
I'm the shadow that appears...
Then out of sight...it goes.
If you must know.

So many live,
Trying
To de-mystify me.
Too many
Trying
To dismiss
What 'this' is...
When
All this that I give,
Brings life to those who live.

Too many times,
I've left sorrow and pain.
With
Too many know me...
As welcomed rain,
When I poured down on others.

I'm the meadow.
I'm the stream through the hills.
I'm the valley below.
If you must know.

And if you must know!

I'm the Winter breeze.
I'm what you see but can't believe it.
I'm the heat.
I'm the snow.
If you must know.
(If you must know)

I'm the moonlight at night.
I'm the Sun giving 'sunlove'
I'm there at birth and when life goes.
If you must know.

And If you must know!

Too many times,
I've left sorrow and pain.
Too many people know me...
As welcomed rain,
When I poured it down on others...
To bring them back in touch!

So many live,
Trying
To de-mystify me.
Trying
To dismiss,
All this that I give.
And I give with all my love.
Too much.

I'm the meadow.
I'm the stream through the hills.
I'm the valley below.
If you must know!

And I'll give,
All I can...
To those who live.

If you must know.
I give.
If you must know.
To let live!

If you must know...
Let live.
If you must know...
Let live.
If you must know...
Let it go,
And live!
If you must know...
Live.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (2)

Lawrence this is a special poem, you've touched the truth of life, beautifully.
I think this has got a certain something! Very intriguing and nicely expressed.