Love Me For What?

She says I love you.
Just because I am who I am
I have to ask her why?
She is silent,
she looks at me, expecting violence?
I just laugh,
she gets mad,
she is clueless
why she’s smitten.
Of all the truths I’ve written,
none was greater
than your lie.
So answer me why,
why?
Why do you love me?
She says I love you for you.
Love me for what?
For you.
Because you are you.
Okay, sure, play me for a fool,
you love me because
I am the backside of a mule?
That I am irresponsible?
Disrespectful
and Irate?
Last night wasn’t the first time
I’ve stood you up on a date.
You love me because I am rude and uncouth?
No.
She says simply,
I love you because you’re you.
Okay, surely you love me for what I can do,
that I can bend over backwards on cue,
and if every woman knew what I could do in bed,
I’m sure that they’d love me too.
So don’t feed me that crap saying you love me for me,
because even an idiot would agree,
out of ten, I’d probably score a three.
So of course knowing this,
and also knowing this as true,
why do you love me?
She simply says, I love you because you’re you.
Love me for what?
Love me for naught,
she says
I could obsess over all the things that you are not,
but that would be going just a step too far,
because I love you for what you do,
and everything you are.
Should I write poetry like you do?
Would you believe me then?
That out of a world with more than three billion men,
I’ve chosen you.
So why ask why I’m smitten?
You say that out of all the truths you’ve written,
none was more true than my lie,
well I’m not lying,
I could spend nights sighing
over the things you do wrong,
but I think of the nights that I would be crying
if you were gone.
I say, oh yeah, you would answer this question with style,
she says no really,
you just make me smile,
and she laughs
looks whose mad?
I stop and we laugh,
and we kiss,
sure, there are some things I could stand to fix,
but for now,
lets just be fun unfettered and free,
filled with glee,
because I don’t need to know why she loves,
but that she loves me, because I’m me.

Love Me For What?

Shaquille Stewart

Montgomery Village, United States

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Dedicated to the one I love.

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