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Now.
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26.1.10

This Love Thing!

When soldiers head for war, they risk their limbs,
Their senses and their lives as they’ve always known it
For something worthy
When a virgin gives her first, she risks years of regret,
No retakes and a lifetime’s memory
For one worthy
When a mother conceives, she sacrifices her body
Her tight youth,
And bubbly firmness
For those worthy
When lovers risk,
They risk it all for…
Falling for one, who may never be;
Giving to one, whose memory may hurt to last
Body, heart and soul up on a stick of forfeit;
Time’s prison
Money’s captivity
Kisses’ sting
For that one, who may never be.
We risk, fearing not, the deadly monster in
This LOVE thing

2 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Wow, Matekwor! That's deep, deep. Could not even pick out my favourites as everything is soooo good. The image of the virgin, the mother (tight youth, bubbly firmness) the phrases "Money's captivity", "Time's prison". You really got it all together in this one. It makes me want to go back to poetry.

Matekwor Azu said...

Poetry probably misses you a whole lot. Give it a shot, i think you will be great! I want to read it.

Matekwor