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Like a moth to a flame

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Myself I have to blame
After declaring“I have severed
Our relation, intolerant to
Her theatrical and self-seeking love game!”
Back to square one, under
The pretext of sympathy, of course,
Buckling under her sight and voice
I acted the same,like a moth to a flame!

Though my siblings and friends
Advised, “A leech, if she has no other intent
Then, inconsiderate, she'll bleed you dry
Why should you call her my dove
'Cause her sentiment is far from love!
Dump her, the problem to solve.
Innocent, no need yourself to absolve!”
Back to square one, under the pretext of
Evading conscience-pang—A fickle—

I acted the same,like a moth to a flame!

Offence blind,proving a fool,
I failed to see the wide room
For her to be unfaithful!
No sooner we got out of bed
Acid to my salary,though to garner it
Back myself I have to bend,
She used to hand it over to
Her indolent boyfriend!
Though I knew
Our love was clinically dead,
My youthful life on bitter love
I was forced to spend!

bittercukoldfoolloveunfaithfulwasted lives

◄ What a lesson?

Monkey's mentality ►


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keith jeffries

Mon 20th Nov 2017 15:47

Alem, the best poems are borne out of personal experience because deep wthin us there is a treasure of stories yet to be told. Keep writing as I look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you. Keith

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Alem Hailu G/Kristos

Fri 17th Nov 2017 14:50

Thank you for appreciating this poem,which I was asked to create for a group contribution.But the poem is born from a practical experience.Such feedback go a long way in honing my skills.

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keith jeffries

Thu 16th Nov 2017 15:50

Alem, this is a beautifully written poem which speaks of love´s addiction and how easily we are caught in its web. Thank you. Keith

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