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Lover’s Poem: I Am Not Like That

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She has been engaged to

Two guys in her island

But both of them

Betrayed her trust in them


And she decides not

To be romantically involved

With any guy again. In

This position has she


Been for a while. Now

Age is not on her side

She is going to 36 years

And her closest friend


Has met a guy from

Another continent on

The internet, and their

Relationship within days grew


Now she has left their

Island for his place

And has been married to

Him. Whenever she contacts


Her she used to tell

Her that she was enjoying

Her man, that even if

She be married to a man


From their island, she

Would not have had it

Better than what she already

Has with her man.


Her friend was always

Glad for her. Then she

Suggests to her that she

Should give internet love


A trial, she should seek

For her dream man

Outside their island, and

Probably their continent like she


Has done. This suggestion

Sounds weird to her, for

She has not seen another

Island least to say other


Continent better than hers’

Thus, she brushed the suggestion

Aside, but when her friend

Raised the suggestion again


With her, she told her

That she did not give it

A trial, because she believes

What works for person A


May not work for Person B

Humans are different, fingers

Are not equal, we are created

For different purposes on earth


But her friend would not

Let her be, asking her

To try it and immediately it

Gets cold she can drop

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The person and shun the

Idea. Through her friend

She got a guy’s email address

And contacted him. They started


Sending emails to each other

And then personal photos to

Show the physique of the

Person they are involved with


She has been sending

Photos to him in her

Bikini dress to show her

Features and now both are


Heads over heels in

Love and it has grown

From sending messages to

Making video calls


To know where each person

Is at a period in time.

She has now found happiness

Again and both have been


Desiring to meet each

Other, but before

They met, she sends him

A message that he


Should not see her

As one of the wayward

Ladies around, for she

Has been raised by disciplinarian parents


She sends most of

Those photos through the

Counsel of her friend who

Has been happily married


Through the internet. And

Now that he has liked

What he is seeing she

Will not send photos like


Those to him again. The

Man was happy to read

The message and replied

That she has cleared his


Doubts For he also has been

Thinking about her, maybe

She is one of the wayward

Ladies around the internet


Who is trying to get

Him and then would desert

Him as time goes by.

And now that they are


Perfectly on the same

Page of morality, “I cannot

Wait to be with you”

The man replied her


“At last she said,

I also find my love

On the internet and would

Soon be out of my island for good”

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

Comments

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on May 25, 2020:

Beth Perry thanks. In my region in Nigeria, the belief is getting a spouse is like going to black market where everyone is blindfolded you can't be sure of the choice you have made until you start living together that is why emphasis is placed on caution for people who want to choose. Thanks for reading.

Beth Perry from Tennesee on May 24, 2020:

How sad. The man seems to have fallen for someone who doesn't really know what she wants.