The Woman After His Heart, I’m not

So tell me,
If I stole his heart, does that mean I have to go to suffer?
The other missy said she couldn’t deal with it,
I said goodbye, I was left to pack his shit.
Yeah I rubbed it all in.
The woman after his heart, I became.
When the landlord said our bills was too much we got to go
I stayed under the bridge with him.
Crossing all the lines to feed him.
The woman after his heart, I was.

So when we made our first dollar
Some few years later,
We partied like it was 1986
Shout out to Brymo for giving us our perfect song
But was perfect too much to ask from him?
Okay so why does he have to go out and pick them hoes?
Thought I was the only one
The woman after his heart… just the lonely one.

So I took the initiative,
Met up with him at Sandy’s club the other day.
His hands were all over her, holding her waist.
Kissing and hugging,
Smiling like the devil he was.
He grabbed her ass, I almost grabbed my purse.
I watched till my eyes were bleeding.
Guess he forgot to remember who I was that night
The woman after his heart, I’m not…

So baby tell me, how did we get this way?
Never thought we would be throwing bottles the other day
You don’t eat my food anymore like it taste that bad?
Well I never said I was the best,
But I was willing to try and make it the best
But I guess you can never trust these girls
Cause I stole you from her
So why do you have to stay?



17 thoughts on “The Woman After His Heart, I’m not” by Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

  1. I love these lines
    as the words break my spine
    making me jump and shout for joy
    for @ufuomaotebele has joined the poetic crew

    This is good dear :)

      1. You’re welcome dearie, @ufuomaotebele :)

  2. I’m loving the poetic you more and more.

    1. @uzywhyte aww am glad… encourages me to do it often..

  3. I don’t really get most poetry but I do love it when people pour out thoughts unabashed and use beautiful lines as you did here, it could be fiction, flash or poetry but l love it this way.
    @ufuomaotebele, @innoalifa and @six are making me want to write poems o, with beautiful lines.
    I hope I can.
    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    1. Madam you better start ooh what matters is that you are just pouring out thoughtd… for me ehn. It takes a shorter amount of time for me to come up with one of these poems. You do it in that one moment whatever you are feeling no let am pass you by oh…. oya join the club.

  4. Nice. I have a similar poem that I didnt release because mine sounded silly and didnt have as much structure as this. Youve inspired me to maybe publish it. And please tell me why you and I always have so much in common with our work. lol

    1. @ivie9ja Lol… so as i was reading your comment, I was asking myself the same thing. You and I seem to come up with the same idea… I want to see how you presented yours dear so please post it… we can rub minds together and help each other compile this idea into one big thing…

  5. Ok mine is more like a satire but I’ll soon post it so you can see what I mean

  6. @ufuomaotebele This would make very good lyrics to one nice song. Its awesome how you imagine.

    1. @Sam thanks for reading… will definitely consider using it as a song lyrics.

  7. Nice…and the title is really catching.

    1. Thanks for reading!!

  8. @ufuomaotebele, flipping through your work and this caught my eye.

    if there’s one thing that you really know how to, its how to give the simplest of lines the deepest of feeling. I don’t really fancy overly emotional flowery speech. This has none.

    1. @anakadrian ha! You found this one. *smiles* I don’t like long speeches either so I try not to give one. Thanks for reading..

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