What do I know?

What do I know?
When I say “I love you”
And you say “I love you”
Which is true to be cure
Which is true to be pure

Said again and again as meaning is lost
A sentence trampled upon like dust
Love is a gift
The joy of a gift is in its giving
And not an expectation of receiving

Some say love is felt in many ways
Love is scary and a risk
It makes the heart beat and body weak
The mind numb and feelings thick
Stupidity given expression as tears wait on the side

To feel any of these is not love
It is just a soul yearning to be loved
Physical presence is not needed to express love
Miracle fingers not needed to express love
Love is love

When I say “I love you”
I don’t expect a response
I don’t expect a gesture
I don’t expect a smile
I don’t expect an effort

When I say “I love you”
I mean “I love you”
If you do anything – it is an extra
If you say “you love me” – it is a bonus
But again, what do I know?

19 thoughts on “What do I know?” by Ogbole Samson (@ogbolesamson)

  1. You know nothing man.
    C’mon, that was good. Got me smiling. “The joy of a gift is in its giving and not in expectation of receiving.” I know, if you do not know @ogbolesamson that you truly love when you can bear to say I love you and not expect it back. May we find the strengh to love that true. Kudos! Well written, well arranged, good choice of words, fine conclusion. Trust me, this is a mouthful.

    1. Amen to the prayer sir. Thanks for ur time and comment, I appreciate boss. Do have a great week

  2. Jo (@josephoguche)

    Nice poem you got here .. indeed you know a lot @ogbolesamson

    1. Thank u sir

      Mmmmhhhh the jury is out on that to know how much I know *winks*

      Have a great week sir

  3. Interesting
    Well done.

    1. Thanks boss. Do have a great week sir

  4. I like your poems, especially this one and Frenemy. You’re good man.

    1. Aaawww, I feel honoured and humbled. Thank u sir and do have a splendid week

  5. What do you know?????

    Jack Shit!

    1. That’s a million dollar question sir?

      Need to go for an IQ test or something *smiling* thanks for reading boss

  6. this is a very nice poem…i love it! But then i do not think this is all you know about it.

    1. That’s all I know o *winks* thanks for ur time bruv

  7. You know more, we want to hear more. Lol!

    But truly how much will suffice about love. You just have to love, feeling it is a free emotion even if your lover does not feel that way.


    1. You r so on point, it is about personal freedom first. Thanks for the comment sir

    1. @ Kaycee, Thank u sir

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