When You Know You Found True Love


The below poem won the first prize at ALS. I followed Rudyard Kipling’s form of writing the poem ‘IF’ which is my favorite poem of all times because it brings back memories of a period in life that I can look back upon today with pride and say, ” I kept my head when all around me lost theirs. I trusted myself when all men doubted me and gave allowance for their doubting too.” It wouldn’t be right if I did not attach the poem written by Rudyard Kipling which serves as a lighthouse in the tempest of life.


When love not professed by a fleeting glance
But stands the test of time,
When tender, sweet lies not the foundation
But hard truths dealt with, before the vow,
When no masquerade awaited to be unearthed
But in all honesty, promise made for life to keep!

When life a challenge, yet the journey beautiful
And living easier, no fear of the unknown,
When no words are said
And yet no action misconstrued,
When no explanation given
And yet, all understood!

When you are loved for who you are
And are not expected to change;
When you can speak, your opinions heard
And are not expected to conform,
When you can fly and follow your dreams
And are not expected to refrain,

Then, you, my child are a fortunate soul
And your life blessed; for a true lover you found!


Now for the poem “IF” by Rudyard Kipling


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9 responses to “When You Know You Found True Love”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    A wonderful picture of what love can and should be Smitha.


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      It’s so good to hear from you Andrea. I hope I did justice to Rudyard Kipling😊

      Liked by 1 person

        1. Smitha V Avatar

          🙏❤⚘ 😘 A big thank you

          Liked by 1 person

  2. neha98blog Avatar

    Every word is a fantasy,and I am as if drawn by the enchantment of your words.


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Neha you’re very generous with your compliments. You made my day. Thank you❤


      1. neha98blog Avatar

        It was a honor to visit such a splendiferous blog.


  3. momlifewithchiari Avatar

    Amazing poems! Thank you for sharing 😊🙏🏽


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much. Am so glad you liked both the poems. 😊❤

      Liked by 1 person

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