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Weep, Why When I Saw It Coming

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Weep, Why When I Saw It Coming

Weep, Why? I Saw It Coming!

He put me in the mood
Reminding me I am a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
But is that really me?
No need to explain why I can't see

Distracted on all sides
He liked the span of my thighs
The curl in my hair
Not so much the clothes I wear
It was the look in my eyes
The energy shared between he and I

Forgetting that Woodoo
That they do to attack you
Yet never affecting you
Because you said I do
So I pause
Not giving cause

Committed
Able to resist it
Knowing something is wrong but I'm too strong
Not sure what it is
I want him, strange and new
My GI Joe my reason not to be blue

I knew I was the assignment
The joke is on who
The joke is on me
Because I wanted it to be
Wanting his love 
Reservation free

A little white lie won't hurt nobody
This was my clue
But why tell me truth
Or should I say half of it
Like sharing a goal
Never to get old

What can I say it wasn't meant to be
My soul wants to weep but my spirit says why
I saw it coming-you should have listened to me!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 4/12/2016 2:17:00 PM
nice art. but sorry if its true
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Jamala James
Date: 4/17/2016 12:24:00 PM
Thank you for your comment and consideration.