The Love I Seek Is Real And Raw — A Poem

Marlena Tillhon MSc
2 min readAug 31, 2023


Photo by Artem Everest on Unsplash

The love I seek is not pretty or perfect

It has no fairytale beginning or end

There is no Happily Ever After

And there are no birds singing love songs

The love I seek is not based on beauty or riches

It does not seek to impress or boast

It does not care about how it looks to others

It does not listen to judgments or guidelines

The love I seek is real and raw

It is a love mostly unheard of

In a world obsessed with fantasy and delusion

A world that cares more about how things look than they feel

The love I seek is deep and unknown

It requires bravery and strength

To take a leap of faith

To immerse yourself in something that feels right but doesn’t make sense

The love I seek is intense and free

It breathes

It lives

It grows

The love I seek heals

It listens

It understands

It soothes

The love I seek is not clear cut

It’s messy

It’s moving

It’s vibrant

The love I seek is not something people believe in

Maybe it is not something they even want

Maybe it is just the love I seek

A love that runs deep

A love that feels alive

A love that’s real and raw



Marlena Tillhon MSc

Epic Love Relationships & Aligned Partner Choices through Inner Healing & Self-Mastery - follow me on IG @lovewithclarity and visit me on