A Satire on Love

Hmm this is bigger than love

I can’t breathe! Bring my asthma pump

I can’t see Bring my spectacles

I can’t live without him so you people should just kill me and then bring me back to life when he returns

He said he’s quitting his job and that I should follow him to go and live under a bridge, I’m packing my load as we speak to follow him

He said I should give him all my things that he wants to sell them so that he can go to the pub with his friends and buy them drinks

Ok no problem then I will have less load to carry to the bridge

He said he wants many many children!

Let me start getting pregnant now it has been 2 months and I have not gotten pregnant God help me

He says that he wants a second wife that it will make him happy

I say darling is there enough room for us under this bridge for a second wife and more children

I say ok because I NEED to make him happy

All these children want to eat and go to school  I don’t know what to tell them hmmm well I still have my love

I call them to me children come and eat this love that I have for your father

Please get full on it

Don’t worry! That is not kwashiorkor it’s your body full of the love I have for your useless father, here I feed it to you

Don’t waste it!



9 thoughts on “A Satire on Love” by ivie9ja (@Ivie9ja)

  1. He said
    just wondering
    and pondering
    how we continue
    unabated
    the cycle of suffering…

  2. @innoalifa I will never understand how we in society mindlessly bring children into this world to suffer uneccesarily instead of using logic to create a better environment for them

    1. That’s just the point, @ivie9ja

  3. @ufuomaotebele this is the poem I was talking about some weeks back

    1. Oh nice… the girl here sounded like olaoluwa one of my friend. Exact eay she siunds when she speaks…..this truly was satired because no girl in her right mind would day yes to everything he said. I found different elements of most of my works in here. Like with waiting on bolaji the girls moves to a different city with bolaji like he wanted just like the girl here claims she can do.

      Crazy thing about this is that some girls out there would do everything that this girl wanted to do all in the name of keeping her man. Mshew! Good Job here Ivie

  4. I know girls, women even – strong, beautiful girls and women that are led by their men’s wants and needs.
    Whatever floats their boat, I say.
    I am a partner not a fool. Sacrificing everything for him doesn’t mean he would never fall out of love or cheat.

    I like this Ivie. I don’t do poetry so I can’t offer you tangible critique about your style.
    Well done.

  5. I meant I don’t write poetry. I used too when I was a school girl.
    Prose took over years ago.
    I read poems though. I like thought provoking ones like this one.

  6. Thanks @olajumoke unfortunately it has been engraved into our psyches it was only after I had experienced different relationships and worked and lived on my own supporting myself that I came to the realization that it’s not a good idea to follow your man to the grave we’ got to teach our daughters a bit of self worth so that they can make better decisions

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