A Love Poem for Entrepreneurs

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Tease me. Lure me. Consume me.

Driven breathless into your arms. Why can’t I stop thinking of you.

To awaken at night and feel you wrapped around me.

Warm breath pouring across me. Tingling. Aroused.

Please. I beg of you. I love you. But let me sleep.

And yet, at daybreak. You linger.

What joy. Oy.

Everlasting.

Irresistible.

Maniacal. In your grip.

I cannot stop thinking about you.

My head fills. Spinning. Whirling. Relentless.

Heart rapt. Singing. Breaking. Opening. Closing.

Shattering. Exalting. Always back for more.

Sorrow. Bliss. We dance. We play.

Why do I keep returning?

What demon spirit possesses me?

That I allow my soul to be so possessed by you.

So much you’ve given. So much you’ve taken.

Yet still. I yearn. And return.

To call you once more by your name.

Entrepreneurship.

We are, I pray. I fear. Bound for life.

What joy.

Oy.

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32 responses

32 responses to “A Love Poem for Entrepreneurs”

  1. Best Valentine’s Day blog post ever. Thanks Jonathan 🙂

    • Jonathan, I just found your site yesterday and you’ve already given me a gift! You reminded me that my job is to build the same emotional intensity in my own customers’ love poems to me. You’re amazing. Thanks!

    • Ed Ruff says:

      Gotta agree with Peter Shallard, one of the best V-Day blogs ever.

  2. Mikeachim says:

    Hah. 🙂 Nicely done.

    That said….maybe less coffee. Yes.

  3. Mark Harai says:

    LOL — precisely how I’ve felt about every business I’ve been involved with Jonathan 🙂

    Cheers to you and Happy Valentines Day!

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  5. Jonathan – that is an amazing poem.

    I didn’t know you were a poet.

    This is exactly what happens when you get a new idea. It keeps you up at night – wakes you up at night.

    At 3 AM you are writing copy for a new post.

    OY

  6. Cory says:

    Great Post! Great Valentine! Thanks, Jonathan.

  7. Andrea Williams says:

    Ah, well, I must admit the love recently “lost” is most on my mind.

    But back to my desk and my constant love. At least your poem vanquishes the feeling that I am alone on this lovely day.

  8. Sarah Kent says:

    Thanks!! You gotta really love it warts & all to cruise all the highs & lows. Working with or thought it. To go against it is way more exhausting!

  9. Steve says:

    Lol! Funny because it’s true.

  10. Judy Martin says:

    Jonathan,

    Damn.Breathtaking. You missed your callin’. Better reinvent your career again!

    May you linger in the wake of all the joy and good will you shared today!

  11. Ingeborg Riedmaier says:

    Oh how awesomely you have captured that slippery creature…inspiration!

  12. Sometimes a poem is the best way to capture all the electric nuances of a feeling – an essay just bogs things down, but a few well-chosen words strikes right at the heart of the thing. Nicely done. Been there. Done that. Hope to be doing it forever. What is a life without passion – passion of all kinds.

    Happy Valentine’s!

  13. Sukhi says:

    Ah Yes, the other love of our lives, on this heart felt day. Love the emotions from this poem. If we do not have dominion over it, it will control us.

  14. Melanie says:

    I’m still too new to the whole entrepreneur thing to feel the excitement — fear is mostly driving me right now (it’s keeping me up at night)!

    That said, I’m trying to embrace the fear, and hope it will give way to love!

  15. Diane says:

    Oooh, I feel all tingly! Once you’ve had a taste, it’s hard to imagine anything else.

  16. A poet and didn’t even know it Jonathan….
    Thanks for the Valentine’s poem,
    Nancy

  17. You speak for so many of us Jonathan. I didn’t get to bed until I finished a blog post at 2 AM last night. Oy!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  18. Bridget says:

    One of my sales reps told me, “Bridget, I want people to lust for our product. I want them to devour it.”

    Ah, love.

  19. Nice. I will answer with a quote that sums up the freelancer’s lifestyle:

    “Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in!”

    Thanks, Don Michael Corleone!

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Jonathan.

    Peter

  20. Marie davis says:

    Yes! I live this poem! It makes me remember how very lucky I am! A life lived with passion, wren g each and very bit out of every day!

  21. Ryan Yokome says:

    Hey Jonathan, Awesome stuff bro. This one hit me for sure. “I cannot stop thinking about you.” Where do you come up with this stuff??? lol

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  23. Jonathan Fields says:

    Thanks for all the kind words today, gang!

    As the day unfolded, I began to realize, it isn’t even purely entrepreneurship I was writing to, but rather the bigger quest to create anything meaningful from nothing.

  24. David Willis says:

    Creating something meaningful from nothing. What a worthy pursuit. Loved the poem. Going to be saying oy for a few days I bet.

  25. Megz says:

    Seems like someone wrote the poem looking at my current state.
    Thanx for sharing!!

  26. Wow. What a beautiful reminder that falling in love with entrepreneurship is like falling in love with yourself and your dreams. BTW, I never knew entrepreneurship could be semi-erotic! LOL

  27. Lisa Wain says:

    how do you know when it’s not good for you anymore???

  28. Aakash Kokz says:

    Beautiful … Love it 🙂

  29. Semen says:

    Very beautiful poem!