If you’re ever going to love me.

“If you’re ever going to love me, love me now while I can know. All the sweet and tender feelings which from real affection flow. Love me now, while I’m living; do not wait ’til I am gone. And then chisel it on marble – words on ice, cold stone.
If you have dear sweet thoughts about me. Why not whisper them to me? Don’t you know it would make me happy and as glad as glad could be? If you wait until I’m sleeping, never to awaken here again, there will be walls of earth between us and couldn’t hear you then. I won’t need your kind caresses when the grass grows over my face. I won’t crave your love or kisses in my last low resting place. So then, if you love me any, if it’s but a little bit.
Let me know while I am living, so I can own it treasure it.
~Robert Paul Moreno 16/1/70 – 27/2/87

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  1. One of my favorites in all of these thousand quotes. Not only it reminds us how short life is and therefore, make the most of it by showing love and giving love especially to the less fortunate.

  2. I just recently scanned the original hand-written copy of the poem “If You Are Ever Going To Love Me” which was written by my Uncle Lloyd E. Dawdy for his wife. He had added the notation “Written at the request of my beloved wife after she asked “When are you going to write something for me?”

  3. Brigitte, in the Picture Quote it is finished Unknown. Yet in the duplicate printing below it says~Robert Paul Moreno 16/1/70 – 27/2/87
    Would you be able to correct the Pocture Quote pls?

  4. Several years ago I found an old old book of poetry by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. in a second hand store and bought it. Folded within it was a hand written poem titled “Love Me Now”. It was signed by Mary Brod (I think that was her last name; the ‘B’ might be another letter), dated Aug 16, 1908 with a location of Brevard, NC. Googling the title returns many hits, and several claiming authorship, with the most popular being “Robert Paul Moreno”, and listing his birth/death as 1970 – 1987, or could it be 1870 – 1887?

    My question; do any of you have any additional information at all about this poem?

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