Below is the poem entitled The Bitter Truth which was written by poet
Oyewole. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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~Heart opens, Legs close~
If only 'lover' of nowadays could actualize
What real love is and not that type they play second fiddle to.
If they could stand on their toes to solve relationship puzzles
By being rational in their approach (to it).
Then they would have found out
The true meaning of love
And would as well be able to
Distinguish it between its counterfeit.
Real love is true love.
With love at first sight
You can love more than once
And be heartbroken on several occasions.
Love is not sex and Sex is not love.
You can have sex and not necessarily be in love.
You can be in love and not necessarily engage in sex.
Using sex to manipulate a man will eventually fail,
Cos a man may hate you and still have sex with you.
It is self deception to think that
Giving man sex will make him love you.
True love will never force you to engage in sex.
A man who doesn't love you,
Will not change his mind because of sex.
True love comes from the heart and is often unimaginable and unexplained.
If man tells you to prove your love by having sex with him,
You should know he is only using you as (may be one of) his toy.
And if he is attracted to you because of his titillating figure,
Sooner or later, 'better sex' will take him away from you.
Submitting yourself to him as his sex slave is a great mistake and an act of foolishness.
True love will never shame or degrade you.
If a man truly loves you, he will understand your feelings and will listen to you.
He will respect and stand by you.
He won't want you to get hurt
And he will be ready to hold back his sexual desire
Until that holy night.
For: Russell Sivey's "Enlightenment, hope and harmony" Contest.
23rd March, 2013