If You Love Me…

9 Jul

If You Love Me…

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega, for those of you visiting for the first time. I am a writer of Fantasy, Suspense and Thrillers. I do, however, have a tendency to mix a little Romance, horror or humor (among other genres) into my stories.
I love art, creativity and beauty, and I know these come in many forms. In my quest to build my author platform, I have met and befriended a group of incredibly talented individuals. Writers, poets, artists and even singers who are masterful at what they do. I feel blessed to have found them, and I would be selfish if I kept the beauty, artistry and creativeness of their craft all to myself.
So for the next few weeks I will be featuring their art, writings and music along with my own work on this blog. I guarantee you will enjoy every bit of it.
In today’s post I feature a poem by gifted poet and writer Marta Merajver-Kurlat.



If you love me, do not clip my wings. Let me soar high up in the sky of my youth before the twilight dims the sun. Fear not for me. You carried me inside you. Now your sweet voice, a shield against venom-dipped spears, dwells in me.

If you love me, do not lock me in the golden cage of easy comfort. Let me fight my own battles with the weapons you taught me to wield. I cannot promise victory after victory, yet defeat will not take me to my knees.

If you love me, do not ask me to become your double. Do not wish me to succeed where you failed. Celebrate my choices and accept our difference. Take pride in my otherness, for it grew from your lessons and example.

If you love me, do not fret that I will walk the path alone. My eyes are sharp and my steps well guided. Think that on the train of life I will find fellow-travelers. Some will keep me company till they reach their destination; others will sit by me to the end of the way.

If you love me, do not weep when the door closes. Rejoice in my strength, for you spent long years building it. Rivers flow. You were a river once. When you conceived me in your desire for a child, a miracle of nature turned you into a mountain.

River and mountain feed on each other. Trust the bond between them.

Love me.

~ Marta Merajver-Kurlat


Visit  Marta Merajver-Kurlat at the links below to enjoy more of her work.


27 Responses to “If You Love Me…”

  1. mimerajver July 9, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    Thank you for showcasing “If You Love Me…”, Vashti! I’m honored to be on your blog.


  2. Sunni Morris July 9, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.



  3. dishofdailylife July 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    That is such a beautiful poem!


  4. Lorraine Marie Reguly July 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    For some reason, Justin Bieber’s song came to my mind when I read the title…

    I am not sure if this is a compliment to the poet or not!

    As long as you love me…if you love me… …can you see the connection?


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

      Hello Lorraine. I’m sure Justin Bieber was the furthest thing from Marta’s mind when she wrote this poem, but I can see where you’re coming from.


      • Lorraine Marie Reguly July 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

        I am sure of this, too! She might not even know who he is…if that’s possible… hahaha She must have younger family members who have told her….


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 10, 2013 at 1:36 am #

        Haha! You’d be surprised how many people don’t know who he is. 😀


    • Marta Merajver-Kurlat July 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

      Lorraine, I’m afraid I have no idea who Justin Bieber is (will look him up right away!) Still, if this poem resembles the song you mention and you like the song, I’m happy too. Thanks for reading!


  5. authorshellyarkon July 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Very cool.

    Hugs and chocolate,


  6. joseph kimani July 10, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    I deed if I love you 2…..goid n fantastic work
    just can’t reading it overcn over again


  7. j0schmidt July 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Reblogged this on From Chaos Comes Creativity and commented:
    I love this poem, and wanted to share it


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 10, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

      Thank you very much! I’m sure Marta will be very happy too. 😀 xx


    • Marta Merajver-Kurlat July 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

      j0, I’m honored that you liked it to the extent of reblogging it. Thank you for sharing it with your readers!


  8. Vinma Joseph (@amomlessmom) July 11, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Beautiful Poem! Thank you for introducing the writer to us 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Vinma. It is my pleasure introducing Marta. Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy your day. 😀


    • Marta Merajver-Kurlat July 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

      My gratitude to Vashti for hosting my poem and to you for your kind words. If you’d like to learn more about me, click on the links Vashti added at the bottom of the page 🙂


  9. oliversaak71side July 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    This is really, really good! Comes from the inside!;-)


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