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I so badly wanted to write a poem
 A love poem that is
But thoughts of you, yes you, you dushe-bag stopped me
Your slimy comments “did she write that for a she or a he?”
“Gosh you know I always question her sexuality”
Dimmitt you don’t even have the guts to come up to me and ask me
So I could tell you that it’s none of your business and get it over and done with
I wanted to let my pen make love to my paper in the rhythm of my muse
Wanted to describe love as the most desirable feeling ever felt
Wanted to write about how with love the stone called anger melt
How love turned grudges into kindness
After writing that poem I would have felt like a karate kid with a black-belt

I wanted to pour out my thoughts about love, a feeling so bliss
A lover’s kiss
That tasted more like chocolate, Swiss
But you just had to come into my mind and disable my ability to write it
All I just wanted was to write a poem and share it
Accept questions on it, no interrogation
Share our thoughts and criticism, no patronization 
You know what, I’ll write this poem anyways, and here it goes:

Copyright © Manaledi Lerato Mapena | Year Posted 2014


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  1. Date: 1/21/2016 9:03:00 PM

    MANALEDI, Awesome Poem, thanks for sharing **SKAT**