Do not preach to me about Love
when you don’t believe in it.
Do not resurrect feelings of love
inside my heart with no intention
of nurturing and staying.
Do not embark on a journey
without a destination.
I am not a detour.
Do not make love to my mind,
kiss my deepest thoughts, strip
me of my conscience and leave
me seething for more with your
Do not feed me with images of
forever, put me up on the shelf
with a love that has an expiry date.
Do not mis-educate me with
your skewed perceptions
Spare me from the boring story
about time and heart break.
I have also been hurt and broken.
I am not out to hurt you.
Do not blame me for another
woman’s mistakes, feed me
with vibes and fronts, string
me along in an emotional
roller coaster because you’re
too weak to deal with your
Do not claim that you’re in love
yet you only love the idea of
being in a relationship with me.
My love isn’t a bag of fries.
Do not love me on borrowed
time, give me the steamy sex
sessions through passionate
nights and deny me the deeper
intimacy my heart , soul, mind
and body craves.
I am not your whore.
Do not play house with me;
demand “husband treatment”,
groom me for a non-existent
position in your future.
Confuse me with the blurry
pictures of marriage and
family. Our house, our home.
Do not waste my time.
Ignore me through the streets
when you see me looking fabulous
because you’re not ready to be
with me. I won’t be mad at you.
When our eyes meet and i smile,
quickly lower your gaze and say
Let our silence speak in the midst
of a failed conversation.
I’ll look away and you’ll turn around
and walk away.
I won’t be disappointed because
your love isn’t mine.
Come to me when your balcony of
I’ll be waiting for you on the other
side and we’ll swirl across the aisle.
Persuade me with a pure heart.
Intrigue me with your beautiful soul
Turn my body up with pure intentions.
Talk to me about love, life and forever
and I’ll lay at your feet and listen with
an enthusiastic ear.
Pay close attention to my feelings and
guard my emotions.
I will be understanding and
appreciative of you and your hustle.
I won’t ask for too much.
Show me the meaning of love through
your soft caresses.
Speak to my heart, educate me.
I’ll learn all that you’ll teach and forever
stay basking in your embrace as
your favorite student.
Hold my hand and pray with me.
Let’s thank God for the love that
Let’s build our life and our future
as a family because we’re meant
for each other.