They say some people spend their lives never knowing love. The kind you never want to lose. And if you do, you should to be grateful that you once experienced something beautiful most people spend their whole lives never experiencing. Like in the lyrics of Alicia Keys. They say you can only ever truly love … More Saved the Last Dance
You distract me
But I’m distracted without you.
I don’t know how to focus
Baby, teach me how to.
‘Cause I’m standing still again
But if you love me
Just like the way that I love you
I wouldn’t mind a little comforting from you.
Why do I let you in my head?
I gotta go sometimes,
But you’re always on my mind. … More Helplessly
I was proud of my heart
Until I realized it was too weak for love
I’m no warrior for love,
Even though I wish I could be as explicit as the feeling inside
It still wouldn’t be enough
Because such is my fate.
You think I talk a lot of gibberish
But perhaps if you made us as uncomplicated
You would find beauty in my words here in my heart
I said there was no room for love here
Yet you were willing to make me promises
You first loved
But I’m the one who became needy
My head’s under water
I’m struggling to be alright
I want to think of you only half as much as you think of me
But I have not become a slave to my feeling for you
I am struggling to be alright
I do not want you to see me shatter
But in truth,
This is what I have become
But I would rather live a life of unrequited love
Than not know the feeling at all
I wouldn’t change a thing
Because I love me
Just the way that I am … More Just the way I am
Looking back from where I’ve been
I know where I want to be
It would appear progress isn’t as I hoped it
But when I look at five minutes ago,
I know there was something there I wouldn’t do again
Something there I wouldn’t try again
Something there I wanna take away
Something there I’m going to remember forever
For what good is remembering only the good things
If we cannot reminisce the bad to equip us unto where we want to be?
So I move five steps forward and one step back.
That’s ok, right?
Is this what it is called to self-examine?
Because I keep coming back to the spot where I left you. … More Freestyle Tuesday – Poetry
After all, you can’t love someone you truly don’t know exceptionally and no one is expecting you to open your heart to someone in one fell swoop anyway. It’ll all be part of the memories you’ll grow to appreciate as you age together. A healthy happy marriage is something you create, it’s not based on an emotion that arises out of thin air. The real reasons to love someone unconditionally are the ones you discover over time. The more you love someone, the more attractive they become. When you assume that love is just a feeling that just happens, you are always at the whim of it, rather than consciously creating it in your life. To love really is an emotional capability, not a sexual capability. … More Grow to love you
“Why won’t you say something?” Nifemi yelled. Then in the twinkle of an eye, she could almost see moments from her life flashing before her eyes. How her parents had almost disowned her when she disobeyed for his sake. She did it for the sake of the love that she believes in, without any inkling that it would someday wane. Nifemi fell to the ground and broke down in uncontrollable tears. She was so furious that she didn’t know when picked herself up and hit Olusegun across the face. He was shocked then angered.
“Forgive me”, was all he said before he left the room, leaving her crying on the terrazzo floor. … More Story telling: Series 16
So, we’ve had our moment of breaking the ice and having that first unbelievable conversation, what next?
In some cases, our views of people from afar are most times contrary to who they really are. You can’t tell a nervous person, for instance, from afar until you’re close enough to something or an activity that brings out that trait in them. In some cases, it’s better to appreciate people from afar and eulogize their seemingly perfect persona that makes you want to be close to them. I say this because once we get to know people, with all their good sides and bad sides, their flaws and weakness, we tend to let those traits form some sort of diminishing returns on our relationship with that person. A friend said to me once that it takes a sincere person to know you for who you are, imperfections and all, and still love you unconditionally. … More Can someone tell me how to retain relationships? I seem to have lost all of mine.
I’m jealous of the rain
That falls upon your skin
It’s closer than my hands have been
I’m jealous of the rain
I’m jealous of the wind
That ripples through your clothes
It’s closer than your shadow
Oh, I’m jealous of the wind … More At this moment …
Love can sometime be a lie of the heart
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
And although I don’t want it to end
It’s just a question of when
I’ve lived long enough to have learned
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
With us, it’s just a matter of trust. … More When I bring you closer . . .
It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love after all that I’ve done
You won’t believe me
All you will see is a girl you once knew
Although she’s dressed up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you
I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn’t stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun
So I chose freedom
… More Don’t cry for me