Past Love ( Appreciating Love, Relationships and Marriage)

I have placed my heart on a platter,

severed any vestiges of emotion

to take a winding journey to the past.

Caressing the strong holds that once

bound relationships and marriage.

A kiss to the old times, reminiscing love.

A beautiful journey to a time

where love was real and relationships

meant so much more than the physical

facade embraced in these times-

Taking a detour to sweet love street

where men and women alike took

relationships seriously.

To a time where man pursued a woman

with respect and meant every word.

To a time where a woman accepted to be

with a man wholeheartedly with loyalty.

Closing on to an everlasting drive,

where marriage meant so much more

and couples cared so much to build

their marriages.

A time of companionship through the cold,

a moment to last through old age.

Reminiscing the good old days when love

scented like the lovely dew drops on

a beautiful morning.

Days when the loving felt like the warmth of a

blanket on an ice-cold morning and scented

like a piece of sweet tasty candy on a bed of roses.

Moments through an apex of ecstasy

Pinnacle of jollity, peak of gaiety…

A time where a man was not afraid to be chivalrous

And expressed his feelings openly, communicated freely.

A time where a woman loved and appreciated her man

with all his faults, trusting him.

A time where the acts of wooing were taken serious

and people understood commitment.

A time where courtship led to marriage, not a quick

detour to fix the hospital corners of his bed.

A time devoid of Feminism and Men going their

Own way (MGTOW).

Caressing a period embroidered in integrity

and acts of strong will- a man claiming his own,

a woman owning up to her responsibilities.

A period where men were responsible and respectful;

a period where women were respectful and nurturing

Closing on to a period tainted in these times,

where women knew their roles and responsibilities

in a home, as wives and mothers- taking care of a home,

tending to the children, catering to her husband.

A woman was not afraid to be his chef in the kitchen,

lady in the street, his house help and whore in the bedroom.

Where men took on the roles as providers in a home;

As a father, taking care of his children;

as a husband, providing security for his wife and household.

A man was thoughtful and caring and didn’t mind spoiling

his woman with gifts, spending on her.

Making love to the past; a soft kiss to the old

days where divorce wasn’t an option but the

acts of forgiveness and reconciliation were encouraged.

A time where people got married for the right reasons.

A time where people took time to get to know each other

and prepared adequately for marriage.

A time where maturity was stressed- men kept their word,

women knew what they wanted.

Stashing the fleeting physical attributes,

embracing the beauty inside,

Crashing societal expectations,

putting effort in building a relationship-

Staying together, staying married.

Keeping the fire burning,

For love, for togetherness…

As a team, a couple…

A time where a man would walk like a King,

hand in hand with his woman..

side by side, wringing his hands-

His head held up high, proud as a peacock.

Showing his Queen around.

I am riding in a time machine,

taking the road treaded by most-

a path taken by the ancestors

through thickets and bushes,

rocky ground and the harsh weather,

across seas and oceans,

in pursuit of this love.

Hoping to kiss the man of the old days,

and that he will accept me too with my

tainted drops and skin, pricked by this

new generation.



Author: AfroetryC

I am an African woman and a mother to a precious little angel. I love to use the term "Afro-floetic Queen" mostly to describe my poetry and my roots. I love, soul music and inspirational bits of knowledge to offer advice and counseling to those who need it. I can be very witty, straight forward but fun. Ha. ha... A colorful perception of the world - expressed in my poetry. I want to inspire people with my Poetry...give them hope, while also advising them. Life is a learning process and i am happy when one of my pieces directly affects or inspires one of my readers. Let's take a detour around experience, and let me fill your minds with sweet poetic juices.... Note: Just changed my user name from FloetryC to AfroetryC because the latter is more personal and describes my Spoken Word Poetry better.

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