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I cannot love you

I want to

I swear, I do

What’s not to love about you?

Your dimples as you smile

The way your eyes light up

Oh, those brown almond eyes

That diffracts in the light

Blue and indigo


I cannot love you

Despite the appeal of your

Gorgeous heart

Your petulant pout

And the sexiness of your

Angry rants


I cannot love you

Even though your body molds to mine

So perfectly like we are two halves

The warmth you exude

Sending my heart into a frenzy

And how your passion ignite mine

A roaring inferno

Of insatiable need

Sweet and glorious torture


I cannot love you

Even as my heart protests

And leave me of its own accord

Leaving a gaping wound

Bleeding and sore

An ache only you can cure


I cannot love you

Even if I want to

For love is waiting at home.

Written by Ogundare Tope, tweets at @zaphnath_paneah and blogs at zaphnathpaaaneah.com

About shakespeareanwalter

Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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  1. Lovely poem for a beautiful day. *Hops off in my birthday suit* lol

  2. Hmm…These lines and verses, though really sweet and endearing; stings like no man’s business! Talk ’bout being down-and-out, plus mighty unlucky-in-love! Life can be such a pain every once in a while! On the flip side, to love and be loved back in return’s a blessing! Nothing else in the world matches that ethereal feeling!

    Great job you did here Doc, an ‘amazeball’ so wickedly concocted! I salute your ingenious and you Sir, are an absolute force of nature! Thanks for sharing Walter and don’t forget that ‘stuff’! I’m waiting! Get right to it already! LMAO!

  3. The poem is sad

  4. Whoa!!! This is deeeeeeeeeep!!!

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