Thursday, June 14, 2007

when love isn't enough

Can we get your mind over the matter?
Lets clear your mind of the clutter,

Sit down,
Talk to me,
Look at me,
What is it?
Say it all,
I am listening.

its more than your work,
I know its another woman,
I won't bother to ask,
If she is fairer?
If her bosom made of gold?
I don't want to know.

Is she the reason,
You my lover
have suddenly become cold?
Grave cold.

Look at me,
Listen,
Don't let your eyes flutter,
Who is this Jolene?
That has turned your heart and eyes from me,
Where did I miss it?
Was it something I said?
Was it something I did?
or the things I left unsaid?

No, never!
I will not strip on the streets,
or exchange vile words with another,
To win back your heart,
or prove my love,
I know my worth,

Summon reason,
Think deeply,
And burn your lustful pangs of hunger,
Before you stray further,
let me warn you,
I'm not like the father of the prodigal,
Waiting and hoping,
Crying and praying,

I'll be long gone before
your return,
Too far away to hear your pleading call,
I would have given up on you; on us,
And moved on,
knowing fully well,
sometimes love is not enough
.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love is really not enough. True words

Confused Naija Girl said...

where did you get that beyonce song?
omehemi apart from the fact that you write really moving poems its like you wrote about me.
good work

Ugo Daniels said...

it's definitely not enough. There are so many other parameters involved.

Be Strong!

NaijaBloke said...

Nice one there babes

lost-not yet found said...

Jolene ke? Are you Dolly Parton in disguise?

lost-not yet found said...

I am sitting...
I am listening...
But I am tired...
so..so tired
Of your constant nagging
And your constant whining

Its all your work
Its not another woman
It has always been you
only you

How can I not be cold?
Grave cold...
When your embraces..
are sometimes as warm as death.

Before Jolene...
You created Josephine..
Imagined Selene..
And dreamt up Irene

I hope your are long gone
before I return...

Sometimes love is not enough...
You need a little trust as well.

lost-not yet found said...

Stalker mi... ma binu.. I cldnt resist. Hope u dont mind?

adumaadan - Blacktinkerbell said...

Lost in Kigali has killed it o. this guy is too much joo. O ti poju.

Omohemi said...

@Anon,
Very true,

@Confused,
Imeem o! lol
was surfing imeeme yesterday and found it.
Thanks babe, hope you are okay?

@Naijabloke,
Thanks man.

@Lost, not yet found,
Shut you liar,
Yes, you are sitting,
but not still,

Your guilty lips keep quivering,
So my imagination was the red lipstick on your shirt?

Or the dirty underwear I found in your drawer.

Don't come begging
like you did before,
I have had enough.
And this is goodbye,
Once and for all.

lol.I understand.

@Blacktinkerbell,
true, don't mind him, he likes to show off.

Omohemi said...

@Ugo,
lol, this just poetry o
nothing happened, thanks though.

lost-not yet found said...

Guilty as charged...
It could be an interesting game though... U post a poem, I post a reply... same style, same theme... If u can take the heat..lol.. I kid! I kid!

omohemi Benson said...

@Lost not yet found,
lol,you kid?
no way, this is a deal, don't back down on it, or are you scared? lol.

lost-not yet found said...

O...k. I assume we might not want to pun on poems that touch sensitive spots...

When u r ready... put up the poem...and tell me u r waiting... Dont make it a long poem o!!

me..scared ke! Emi kini buruku yii... abijawara bi ekun!

omohemi Benson said...

@lost,
Abija wara? lol
emi gan fadeyi oloro.

My 2 cents said...

Well said, sometimes you really do question what is enough?
At times you think you have hit the mark and voila it misses! And you try again and again and again. At some point you really stop trying and give up.. Okay I am reminiscing here,but seriously nice one, stop by okay!

dolly said...

What happened?

TaureanMinx said...

Hey sent you an email...hope you are good. I sent in some of my posts for the blogger book...

TaureanMinx said...

ooh love this songg, its hotttt. Love the poem to, I cannot fight for someones love, its either you want me or you don't...

Uzo said...

Heavy words girl....Heavy words

omohemi Benson said...

@2 cents,
True word babe,
Thanks.

@Dolly,
lol,to?
it is just poetry, nothing related to me.

@Tminx,
Got your mail,
sent a reply, thanks,
Good, I just sent in my final entry today.

@Uzo,
Hmm.



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Sparkle said...

very nice