Treasure Island

Obed Akuma

(1981 / Nyamira, Kenya)

And You Say You Don’t Love Me.


For bleaching the covenant forgive
The covenant of no letters
But this allow I to say
While the sun brightens the day
Though you say you don’t love me

But in the past
Your glance cast
And tell I what was cast
Whether love or hate
Though you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me.
When all the pain I have borne
When all the sorrows have gone
Through this soft flesh without a bone
That gives forth all the issues of life.
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When all I have done
When all you I have given
When all my life is yours
When all I have told you
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When all the respect you I give
When all for your happiness I strive
When all for your comfort I struggle
In this world of struggle
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When all is in your eyes
When all is laid bare
When all you bear
When all you hear
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When all your denials
With an element
Of fondness are lined
That hardly you can deny
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When all is clear
That this love
Tough times has withstood
By your side to stand
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When at first you led me
You to be fond of
You to think of
And you to love
And you say you don’t love me


And you say you don’t love me
How can you?
How dare you?
Despise this sweet love
That with honey drips
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
Despising this deep feeling
From deep within my heart
To your heart springing
Us to bind together
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When to you I say
I love you with all my being
And with all my dreams
And all that is within and without me
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When all you know that
You are the only one
My heart yearns and desires
To hold and to behold
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
When you I have allowed
My life to rule
My life to dictate
My life you to desire
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
Come on and stop
This painful game
Of unfounded denials
That deeply hurts
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me
Come on and stop
This useless hullabaloo
Of despising my love
Of neglecting my life
And you say you don’t love me

And you say you don’t love me…………

Submitted: Monday, August 11, 2008
Edited: Monday, August 01, 2011

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  • blank blank (12/29/2009 8:13:00 AM)

    C'mon admit it. Whoever you are just say that you do and save this poet from the despair he is facing. Stop denying the fact. Say it and put an ease to his heart's tense. Say it and save him the heartache.
    lol. cheers. great poem 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Nathaniel Booker (9/2/2008 12:59:00 PM)

    To give in vain and love in pain... And you say you don't love me... this beautiful poem has the power of an active volcano. Truly inspiring, sad and full of promise at the same time. Such a very beautiful poem

    Be Well,

    Nate (Report) Reply

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