OPTING OUT – Gbadegesin Sijuade-Kings


Often, he falls in love.

But each time

He takes his stand,

To clean his bruise

And dust his cloth,

He breaks their hearts.

Each time,

He escapes their bondage,

And his mind is freed

From their hostages,

They tow into doldrums,

Of pains, aches and heartbreaks.

Should he be blamed,

For their aches?

If he had bored the goad

of being a fool.

And of yielding to his foolishness.

Shouldn’t they have their turns?

Must he who would love first fall?

True love is unfailing.


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  1. 1

    Interesting quandaries here that give a refreshing take on the age old dilemma. 🙂 I love the structure as well. Faintly reminiscent of the Quell from that last line.

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