Muideen Lanre Dauda
I Don't Know Love
I don't know love
Yet, I believe in love.
I believe in love
Yet, I don't know how to enjoy it.
I live my life but I’m not in love.
I lust for love yet I’m lost in love.
Where will I find myself
If, no one lives to love?
Or, I live not to love.
Can anyone love? Because I can't…
Or, can anyone do it? Because I won't…
I don't know love. Yet I still live.
But can I live life with that trouble?
I don't think anyone copes with this as I do.
But, I will live to be in love if I can
With such an elusive ghost, which is so keen.
Do I believe in love? No, I don't.
Anyone can love as I could.
No one has ever loved as I could
Even on this Earth. I would never believe it.
Tell me if you have
Ever died once for love?
As I have died a million times for love.
I died. I live. I live. I die.
I live again and again.
And I’d die once more for love.
But I won’t do it for anything.
For no man has ever empathised for my love.
Who was Romeo? Did he love?
No. He didn't. He was just an invention
With a nonexistent flesh. And I? I’m a realist
With flesh and blood like any human being.
Tell me if you could love the way I can't?
And don’t forget I’m a human being.
As I know I am the only one,
Who could love like no other human being.
Even Shakespeare once said:
”If you don't believe me, you may ask my friends.”
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