Love

Love

Maybe, Love is an illusion

Maybe, a play

Where we must all play our parts

Maybe, Love is a myth

Maybe, a religion

Which we must all blindly follow

Maybe, Love is a fairy tale

Maybe, a lullaby

That we all need to listen to (so we will fall asleep)

Maybe, Love is a classic song (Thriller)

Maybe, a classic film (Casablanca)

Maybe, a classic painting (Mona Lisa)

Maybe, a classic poem (your best poem)

Maybe, Love is a name

For an honest lust

A sincere relationship

And a true friendship

So I won’t love you (like they know Love)

I’ll love you (like you and I know love)

Then we’ll  shag

And be real, true and sincere to one another

Then time will pass

And I will get confused again

And I will see love the way they do

But I will learn again

My Love will teach

I’m sure of that

It’ll be clear again that

Maybe, Love is an illusion

Maybe, a play

Where we must all play our parts

Maybe, Love is a myth

Maybe, a religion

Which we must all blindly follow

Maybe, Love is a fairy tale

Maybe, a lullaby

That we all need to listen to (so we will fall asleep)

Maybe, Love is a classic song (Thriller)

Maybe, a classic film (Casablanca)

Maybe, a classic painting (Mona Lisa)

Maybe, a classic poem (your best poem)

Maybe, Love is a name

For an honest lust

A sincere relationship

And a true friendship

So I don’t love you (like they know Love)

But I love you (like you and I know love)

Then we’ll shag

And be real, true and sincere to one another

Then time will pass

And I will get confused again

And I will see Love the way they do

But I will learn again

My Love will teach

I’m sure of that

It’ll be clear again that

Maybe Love is an illusion…



25 thoughts on “Love” by Jaywriter (@jaywriter)

  1. …maybe. Somethings we may never fully comprehend, perhaps because we are inadequate.
    Nice piece Jay.

  2. Thanks @scopeman

  3. @jaywriter, yeah maybe…very nice indeed…it allows the reader to even add words…i enjoyed it bro…but instead of using up time writing poems, bross go and finish CONVERSATIONS sharp sharp, we dey wait lol

    1. @xikay – na val’s day dey confuse you? Well, conversation’s a good post so I claim it in Jesus name, amen.

  4. My fave lines –
    “Maybe, Love is a name

    For an honest lust

    A sincere relationship

    And a true friendship

    So I don’t love you (like they know Love)

    But I love you (like you and I know love)”

    I love how you repeated the poem to make your point of “Same thing over and over and we are back to square one all over again” Simply brilliant.

    1. Thanks @lade-a. Think love’s simpler than we make it seem.

  5. @jaywriter, i’m actually coming back to this cos i just read the CONVERSATIONS and you broke my heart ending it so soon…as for VALENTINE…it aint my stuff

    1. @xikay – val’s not really me thing too. Conversation aint my post oh.

  6. i like these lines-creative repeatition for the desired effect

    1. @writefight – glad you liked it. Thanks.

  7. This is a nice piece Jay. I like it. Very stark in a way, which suits it.
    @xikay…U wan give Jay my write-up? Hehehe…

    1. @raymond – thanks. No mind @xikay val’s day’s in his mind.

  8. @Jaywriter, This is an HONEST poem. That’s what I “LOVE” about it. It’s classic! I’m kinda echoing @Raymond here. Case in point ——> “Then we’ll shag, And be real, true and sincere to one another”, ahahahaha, TRUTHFULLY SINCERE, lol. No LIES!

    1. @ayokunle glad you liked it. Tried to make it as honest as possible. Thanks for reading.

  9. Full of maybe’s….that’s what i think love, and indeed life itself is.

    Loved the sincerity ringing through this one.

    Well done!!!

  10. @raymond and @jaywriter…the prob with me is that i read every single post here so i tend to mix the great writers up..no mind me abeg…

    1. @xikay – Great writers, na hyping you wan hype me?

  11. if i wan hype…i go hype woman..many guys and chicks here are just great

  12. De javu…all over again.
    Deja vu…damn.
    Jay.

    1. @seun – you don see am na. Thanks for reading.

  13. Maybe…you’re in love. I am…therefore the voice of experience. Great poem; can see them as outstanding lyrics for the right voice.

  14. @Asavior – thanks for the comments but not really in ‘love’ oh. In like, yes but love don’t rightly know.

  15. I like this poem.

    Maybe, Love is a state of mind
    Which, I think, is why we have the ability to love and hate with passion.

  16. Just reading this, but i like…

    “But love is real, no matter what they say
    and love we’ll keep, no matter what it takes”

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