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He is More Than a Lover

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She wants to transfer all

Her life savings and

Other investments to him


People felt something is

Wrong somehow, for how

Could she do such a thing


When she is not insane,

For even the person

Whom one is married with


One should not do that

No, not in this present

Age when people are not sincere


Lovers stabbing the partner

In the back, friends

Dealing surreptitiously with another


She needs to be educated

She must be educated

Her investors reasoned among themselves


They thus meet and

Agreed that someone needs

To be sent to her to educate her


Life is not a straightforward

Thing, they said, it is

Like a rope swinging up and down


She should be told

That she needs to

Think about ‘morrow and


She should reconsider her

Stance. Thus, they resolved

To send her to educate her the more


The person they sent got

To her and tried to

Tell her not to toe the path


She intends toeing for

Her consultants after serious

Deliberations and on seeing some


People who have toed

That path before, could

Authoritatively tell her that


It is a dangerous path

For her to trek which

Unarguably would land in the desired haven


For experience they ‘ve had

In the past has

Revealed that all who does that


Eventually came forth regretting

Their actions, putting their

Index fingers into their eyes


That tears may come forth

Of it, but there would

Be no iota of tear,


They would not be able

To weep neither cry again

For it would be too late

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Such would look like

Crying when the head

Is already severed off the body


She appreciated their concern

And believed that is what

Good partners should do


But telling the person

That she has something to

Tell him, hoping that


The person would decide

Without bias what she

Would do assuming he is in her shoes


I have thought this

Repeatedly and have resolved

That it’s the right thing to do


The honorable thing to do.

For the person I want to

Transfer all to is more than a lover


To me. For it is

Because of him that

I am yet alive today


I was sick nigh death

And alone in my apartment

With no one to run to neither call


At that hour of day

Lifeless was I lying on

The floor in pains, severe one


This neighbor because it

Has been a while he

Sees me last knocked at my door


On seeing me in

That deplorable estate, motionless,

On the ground in agony


He rushed me to

Nearby hospital, abandoning every

Plan of his for that day


At the nearest hospital

He was told to take

Me to the tertiary hospital


For my condition could

Nay be treated at that

Secondary hospital. Right away he took me there


In oblivion of what

He was putting himself to

For he was asked many things


About me, which he couldn’t

Answer. Was told many things

Embarrassed why he could sit idly by


Watching me until my

Condition worsens to that

Degree before acting. The medicals


Obviously thinking we were

Living together, perhaps couples

As if those embarrassments were not enough


He was told my condition

And if I would stay

Alive he has to look for a donor

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For I have renal

Failure with limited hours to

Spend on earth if action is immediately not taken


While on life saving

Device he ran around

But no one was ready


To spare one of

His or her kidneys

For me to be alive


He became wearied of

Running around, returned to

The medicals and ask to be tested


He was tested and

Reports confirmed that he

Could donate one of his to me


If he be willing to do

That. He never knew

I had a dime neither my worth


For he was doing

It as humanitarian services

That he says


But I see it more

Than that, for assuming

I had died at spot


Someone else would have

Inherited all my possessions

With you after a while


Without saying thank you

To me, for how could

The one appreciates me, unknown one


Would he do that

In my grave? Another as

You opined is that


Assuming a lover, having

Known my worth, he may

Deliberately leave me to die


To possess those things

After a while that I

Have been gone to the world beyond


As a means of saying

Thank you to the

Man who saved me


I am doing this. Or

Assuming you are the

One what would you have done?


He wasn’t speaking I

Want him to do on

A larger scale that humanitarian services


For other people all

Over the world. The

Person who could do this deserves assistance


He is more than a

Lover to me. He is

My everything, my all in all


The reason for my existence

Now is he. This I want

To do. This I shall do


Please complete the transaction

Quickly for the onward

Transfer of all to him.

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

Comments

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on April 12, 2020:

Thanks

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 12, 2020:

nice to hear

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on April 12, 2020:

@BRENDA ARLEDGE, Thanks. I think the restructuring may have occurred after the article has been published. Sorry for late replies. Electricity has been off my area for the past 4 days, thus I was barely sharing or publishing articles.

@CHATRA RAM, Thanks for reading. Sorry for late response. Electricity has been off my area for the past 4 days, thus I was barely sharing or publishing articles.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 09, 2020:

nice poetry

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 08, 2020:

Not sure why part of this poem is after the comments.

It does tell an interesting story that others didn't know about...i can see her reason.