Freestyle Friday (umm Thursday)

Love Unrequited

You force me to write about love
But it pains me to tell you the truth

In my youth I was vanquished by its effect
So today it’s an emotion of defect

I loved with little return
Scarred by promises not kept

Tainted by brown skin deception
Light brown lullabies became my reprieve

Captured the prize with my manhood
Offering a little heart
A skilled courtier
Makes them believe

Still can’t control the feeling
Still scared to trust my heart you see.

Life is easier with love tied in a closet
Trapped in the dark
Mouth taped
Can’t hear the muffled screams

Life’s companion wrestles with me to set love free
I lie and say I misplaced the key
Pat my pocket
Always keep it on me

Every now and again love works itself loose
I’m encouraged to let love enjoy the day and play

Can’t trust a runaway slave
No joy allowed

Maybe tomorrow
But just copulation today.

Copyright 2008 - R. Fitzgerald

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Mizrepresent said...

That was tight!

Lovebabz said...

Ah you know that I LOVE IT!

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Rich said...

Thanks y'all - Babz put me up to this, claims I don't show my real side, just all this business stuff.

Lovebabz said...

Hey Fitzgerald,
Don't be calling me out...just cause I put a gun to your head. Otherwise I will be forced to tell er'body how I had to hound you! I mean HOUND YOU and NAG and whine!

But it was so worth it! It is always worth it!

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

That's what's up!! Felt like I was at an open mic..... In a intimate setting with candles burning....couples cuddling...and a congo player playing lighty behind you.....NICE Brother!

The Dreamy One said...

well lovebabz is right

nice poetry that you got there!!!

its okay to open sometimes!!

arychtexas said...

that was hot bro

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

bout time
now keep the pen moving folk

Tony OH said...

Outstanding Bruh... Simply outstanding!
You are a premier wordsmith, a master of the intellect... Stay up Bruh!

Darius T. Williams said...

LOL - alright for a freestyle thursday on a friday - lol. But this was good man. Not to mention, I'm reading it on a saturday.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

lovley poem.

Glad you let go of the business.
Was making my head swim.

Eb the Celeb said...

I will be there...

and you know this maaaaaaaaannnn!

Anonymous said...

"...tainted by brown skin deception..." That line was very good. I also like the way you added in something a little different by writing, "Can't trust a runaway slave." It makes you think. Strong write! Thanks for sharing.