Black Poetry : It Takes A Fool...

NyneElementz

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It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love nobody
It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love no one

Long ago,
You couldn't find
A bigger fool than me.
Love was my religion,
And I made women
My pastors and deacons,
Especially took heed
To my elders
To achieve
The ultimate spiritual goal:
To find a love of my own.
I baptized my heart
In grand delusional dreams
Of finding the one,
Sacrificing sanity and spirit
For the sake of securing
A sense of sweet sanctuary
In the arms of one woman.
I once believed that
Suffering heartache
Was divine punishment
For causing displeasure
And that my tears were symbols
Of sacrifice and sincerity
They could dismiss at whim,
And most of them did.
As a token of willing service,
I studied Romance and Kama Sutra
To master my practice of worship,
Hoping to be granted good graces
And radiance in which to bathe.
Daily, I meditated and molded
My masculinity in manners prescribed
As pleasing to their eyes,
Endeavoring to earn their love
On an endless basis.
But...

It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love nobody
It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love no one.

And my lesson began with learning
That a good man was not the center
Of most women's true desires.
I was simply the public lie
Spread among circles of sisterhood,
The fabricated front
For female roundtable discussions.
Despite the fact that my first love
Spoke the truth when she declared
The sincerity of her love for me,
No other dared to desire who I was.
Blinded by my belief in love,
I got used for sexual pleasures
With every remorseless lie whispered.
Love was evading me
And I needed to know why.
So I followed the trails of several
By way of observation.
I watched as they chose men
With heartless spirits,
Hoping to change them,
But not many men change
While youth is on their side.
I warned my beloveds
To stay away from their cruelties
Only to be dismissed
For not being the same as them,
Leaving me to sing this
As my faith shattered...

It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love nobody
It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love no one

After bearing the scars
From battling truth in futility,
I've resolved to love myself,
Even if no other love was found.
I've been bombarded
With songs, side conversations,
And media material
All suggesting that men
Don’t have the slightest clue
About loving a woman.
But being the student I am,
I found poor choice
To be the true blame
For the lessons
They mistake as misfortunes.
And I actually see Karma
Blowing me a kiss
From time to time,
Saying this one is for you.
Often, I don't know
Whether I should smile and thank her
Or shed tears for Karma's victims.
All I can remember is
Warnings cause them to hate you,
And showing love yields the same result
To highly magnified powers;
So I remain lost in un-appreciation.
But I won't complain,
Because after all...

It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love nobody
It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love no one.

I suppose there is someone
Who is out there for me,
But I won’t hold my breath;
Not while I’m surrounded
Seemingly on all sides
By divorces and dramas
That breaks the love
Within the loving.
I won’t waste eyesight
Following everything
That seems pretty on the outside,
I won’t waste my energy
Rolling the dice and gambling
Against the heartache
That visits me repeatedly,
Nor will I waste my tears
Crying out for a love
That will not answer my call.
Because I’m done being
The next novel written,
The next song sung,
The next poem written,
The next spectacle seen,
And most of all
The fool with a broken heart
Blindly believing,
Because…

It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love nobody
It takes a fool
To learn
That love
Don’t love no one.

Copyright 2006, Nyne Elementz
 

$$RICH$$

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Often it take such that to learn that love is like a thorn
it can bring hardship yet can be gentle and kind , but
it take a fool to learn that love don't love nobody
yet what that somebody want to learn about love how
to betray it and manifest it in the good will.................

This was a very interesting piece of work poet !
 

NyneElementz

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Thanks. I plan to place it in Volume 4 of Good Man In Hiding: Personal Poetic Chronicles of Love and Pain. I thought of the song every time I broke up with someone, and decided to write a poem about all of my past experiences with it. I wrote it three months ago.

The ironic thing is that after I wrote that poem, and two others on the same subject, and after giving up on dating, I found my wife!!! I'm 2 weeks married to a wonderful woman and poetess. Life is funny.
 

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sometime past pain is a gain in life
i am very happy that your heart found peace
and one to truely share it with , i really enjoyed
the deep expression of what brings us to a fool
when it come to love ...................................

when the book hit let us know so we can support ya .
 

watzinaname

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We can learn much through our mistakes. We can't turn back the hands of time, but we can make better choices in the future. I'm glad you're life took a turn for the better, and you found that special someone.
 

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