Running Thoughts From A Mind: THIS LOVE I CAN’T TOUCH

Running Thoughts From A Mind: THIS LOVE I CAN’T TOUCH

THIS LOVE I CAN’T TOUCH

You stand there
and to your still life I brace to gaze.
You are before me
and I can’t truly look at your face.
When I do, it’s all awe to describe
and I have to look away.

To stare at that face of yours, I can’t.
But, Why this? Why me?
And so in this space, the chance is thrown for play.

You are beautiful, fair to look upon,
not that I have not seen more beautiful
to the human eyes and flesh
but you my love are unique.
My being yearns for you-
only for your touch,
only for your love.

Maybe I shouldn’t even be here,
maybe this my cross is you.
But I will overcome as sure as Christ.
I am not in the know of you,
virtuous or not.
But I know you are and will.
It’s Christ’s last word not the world’s.

Who says love at first sight is crazy,
who calls it silly.
This déjà vu has been here.
Have I known you?
Yet, my core cries,
here is your missing rib,
the flesh of your flesh.

It’s forbidden to say I love you.
It pains here.
Until our time is right and ripe
and the Creator gives it a go,
we must not give evil the final say.
That those after our fall wield not the last word.
For we cannot have seeds of messed up lives
growing in our budding garden.

This love I can’t touch,
we must not hurry
else this passion, this heat between us
may turn disobedient to God
and we perfect the flesh touch addiction.

So true love, my flesh,
I am coming, you are coming.
But it’s only when the time is ripe,
only at the Creator’s Command.

Then this love I can’t touch today
will become me tomorrow.
You will be this love I can touch
with Christ’s cord at the centre of our union.



10 thoughts on “Running Thoughts From A Mind: THIS LOVE I CAN’T TOUCH” by Somefun Oluwasegun (@SamoluExpress)

  1. What great lines, reflecting the reality of love and the truth about marriage in Christianity.

    I love this.

    1. @innoalifa Thanks a lot. your comments are truly encouraging.

      1. U’re welcome, cordially.

  2. This love I can’t touch,
    we must not hurry
    else this passion, this heat between us
    may turn disobedient to God
    and we perfect the flesh touch addiction.

    those lines said it all for me… very nice poem. we are in constant battle with our flesh but when the time is right, this love will be ours.

  3. @samoluexpress my first thot is…you dont criticize a love poem written from the depths of the heart…1. the communication is crisp as the emotions are very well conveyed. 2. Your usage of ‘still life’ in the second line would mean what exactly?…i translated it to mean an artistic depiction of your subject (a painting, photograph e.t.c) but then the subsequent lines got me thinking…is our narrator so shy that even the subject’s picture causes him to blush?…
    i like the way it was scripted…shows that a considerable amount of time was spent cleaning up the piece…besides its a Love piece and i find it hard to critique honest confessions of love…iLike

  4. @dees-hive that’s a nice analysis of the poem elements by you…the still life is used to assume a presence paused in time. i.e the person is there and probably moving but paused before the narrator’s mind… you’re very much welcome!

  5. @samoluexpress you have a customer in me now

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