Love, Insanity & Fools – Gbadegesin Sijuade-Kings

LOVE, INSANITY & FOOLS

I

“No one can be in love

and be wise”

-Francis Bacon

 

Is this love?

A man’s whole life

revolves round hers?

He thinks nothing else

but of her fullness.

If this is love,

love is insanity.

 

Is this love?

A man leaves Lagos

and in a hurry gets to Jos.

No! he’s got no job there

But he wants to see her.

If this is love,

Love is insanity.

 

Is this love?

That a man wakes in the night

and writes of no other thing

Than to scribble about her

But to do so of his thesis, he wouldn’t dare

If this is love,

Love is insanity.

 

II

 

Must a man be a fool,

To be in love?

Can’t he be in love

Without being her fool?

 

Who loves a fool?

Nay, no one

Why then do love

And loving make men fools?

 

True love is wise.

It’s a height.

It makes bright,

And has no lies.

 

What then has the fool

To do with love

A large pool

Beyond his forte

 

Love is for the wise

For those who know

How to make its wine

In the souls of men glow.

 

Love is above fools

It’s a song for wise souls,

A sacred pool

Which foolishness fouls.

 

III

 

Love is insanity;

Love is for the wise.

 

-Gbadegesin Sijuade-Kings

Follow @iAmKingsiju on Twitter

 

NOTE: The three parts were written days apart.

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4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Tunde said,

    Nice!!! There is a kind of foolishness that is OK and that is what you described here. I have often said relationships cannot survive even with 99.99% commitment! It has to be 100% from both parties and that makes you look ‘foolish’ lol……been a ‘fool’ for 21 years now hahahahaha

    Well done. By the way, say hi to her…..in Jos abi? LOL….

  2. 3

    Dr Erhumu said,

    Lovely. Your poem has adequately dispelled Francis Bacon’s assertion . love is indeed for the wise.

  3. 4

    oscarpoems said,

    This rocks. Love is for the wise, yes the wise only. True love does not make us fools. God bless you. I follow immediately


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