Black Poetry : Love Don't Love Me

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  1. LovesDestiny

    LovesDestiny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I gave love my heart thinking it was something love would cherish.
    I gifted love my soul but love fed me to the world to perish
    For no rhyme or reason I was abandoned while love fleed
    Can someone please tell me why love don’t love me

    The pain of becoming what some call insane
    Doing the same things over and over again while the same results remain
    I always hear other loves say there aren’t any good Nubian queens.
    But here I am standing, representing, exemplifying, symbolizing the beauty seen and unseen

    Love and I connected from the moment our spirits met
    This union was one that I longed for and one that I’ll never forget
    Two hearts, two souls finally finding its perfect mission
    I did what I said I’d never do and let love take me into submission

    All the words love spoke became a vital part of me
    I believed all the promises including that I was love’s priority
    So I took a chance, let my wall down and did what I always do
    I grabbed love by the seat of its pants and loved it all the way through

    I catered to love like Destiny’s Child
    I screamed in Falsetta while driving love wild
    I pursued love like a tiger on the prowl
    I even changed my sleeping habits because love is a night owl

    I gave…and gave…and gave some more because its in my nature to do
    Love bled me completely dry until I realized that I was just too much woman for boo
    Love is not selfish, lazy or destructive with God’s most precious creation
    It really wasn’t love at all but a master of disguise in full imitation

    As I reminisce on all the love I gave I know I did the right thing
    For its in my nature to nurture to the soul so I wont apologize for all that I bring
    I’m not bitter or sorry because I’m that much closer to finding my African King
    Now I know what to look for and I’ll be ready for love to love me.
     
  2. garlicsalt99

    garlicsalt99 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Being a child of rhyme, this poem caught my attention when I saw the rhyme scheme. The verse above says it all. Love might set you straight, take you out of your comort zone, but it won't treat you wrong, or drain your spirit. This was a beautiful write ... beautiful indeed.
     
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    Hey Sister Hope,
    Gurl you just keep on creating and flowing!
    I know I am gonna have to recite this one real soon. Love it!
    Love & Blessings,
    Drea
     
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    To give your heart and soul only to come up empty is a hurting thing, but you're willing to do it again, for that right king. You're expression is dead on poetess.
     
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    Girl i was feeling this one through and through. Been there done that and get a couple of t-shirts soveniers. This was an welll crafted emmotionally filled tyte drop sister. Let life's curves make you better not bitter
     
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    As one who shies away from "love" pieces, I was hesitant 2 approach this one, but when I did, I was glad I did.

    2 love & lost is a lesson, teaching one that it is possible 4 one 2 love & it shows 2 what extent that love can be. 2 be a great love 2 one undeserving means you'll be a magnificent love 2 the one deserving.

    Like U, love must be blind, cuz it don't see me.

    Nice.
     
  7. LovesDestiny

    LovesDestiny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    garlicsalt99: As one of your biggest fans your comment means a lot. And you are right! Love doesn't drain us.

    Ms Drea: I would be honored to have you recite because you know exactly how to do the dang thang! LOL But give me some notice so I can prepare myself 'cause you be coming with the mood music and everything! LOL

    Sis Watz: Some days I dont wanna do it again but I know its a must. We cant give up. Thank you my sistah for the love!

    asimplepoet: [email protected] souveniers! But how I do know what you mean!!! Thank you so much!

    PositiveMindset: "2 be a great love 2 one undeserving means you'll be a magnificent love 2 the one deserving"...Wow! How come I didnt think of that! LOL You are so on point with that! I'm glad you liked the flow especially since you don't typically dive into the "love" pieces. Much Respect!
     
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    again you touched me

    so right i know the feeling

    love don't love you that's quite the contrary
    giving your all with nothing in return
    can be downright scary
    knight in shiny armor tales so
    fairy
    i'm not trying to dud you and milk you like dairy

    if it's meant to be it will be
    sometimes thru the pain is so hard to see
    especially
    when you're doing the right thing
    the nice thing
    treating people like family

    then there's the stick
    of which you (we, I) get the short end
    i'm there with you pham
    trust me i (feel it) see it often
    the energy involved in the tug war of
    joy and pain
    in real terms can end up costin'
    yes you are holding on with more power than you know
    so no you haven't lost it

    don't force it - maybe - maybe not
    they say don't pour the pancake mix in the pan
    until it's hot
    and sometimes you say when is this going to stop
    stay true to you and the truth
    because is what is and it's not what it's not
     
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    "I catered to love like Destiny’s Child
    I screamed in Falsetta while driving love wild
    I pursued love like a tiger on the prowl
    I even changed my sleeping habits because love is a night owl"

    HopelisRomantic

    Sweet...
    Say it isn't so.
    Love WILL find a way.
     
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    Whew yaw'll sistas coming hard with these love thoughts deeper than the center of the earth and heavier than the pull of gravity. I think love is internal. Love is simple. It's your heartbeat and if God is in your heart. Then you never have to look for love because the source of love will always be there for you when you need it. Just a thought but have patience and keep the Faith sista something great is just around the corner.
     
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