"A Lover's Plea"

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"Lovers Plea"

Would you let me be your artist?
So I could paint you as God would
I will erase every spot of pain or sorrow
I will draw the spread of the laughter on your face
I will make every curvy spot a sword
And you will slay every eyes

Would you let me be your poet?
I would describe your beauty more than Shakespeare would
I will colour every word about you
With tenderness and affection.

Would you let me be your royal bard?
I would spend decades singing of the beauty of your face 
I would spend a century telling of the soothing sunshine in your eyes
I would spend forever on you.

Would you let me be your last lover?
I would smoothen the past rough edges of love 
I would make sure it is not a word to you
But a world you will be in, forever.





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Emeka Collins

Tue 4th Aug 2020 09:47

Thank you so much Shifa. It was actually written to a lady that later said no.

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Shifa Maqba

Tue 4th Aug 2020 09:34

This is a tender love letter disguised as poetry. Lovely read!

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Emeka Collins

Tue 4th Aug 2020 08:47

Thank you Keith.
Your comments always invigorate me.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 4th Aug 2020 07:50

So emotive is your skill in writing poetry Emeka.

I Love your ability to portray to the intangible.

A love poem to remember and certainly one to forever cherish if received.

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Tue 4th Aug 2020 04:30

Beautifully crafted!!👍

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Emeka Collins

Mon 3rd Aug 2020 23:18

Thanks you so much Keith.

Loving someone is like learning how to cook soup, we always want to cook it better when next we try again.

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keith jeffries

Mon 3rd Aug 2020 23:04


This is a beautifully crafted poem one which reminds me of the Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda, who was famous for his love poems.

Very well written and with feeling.

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