David Munene wa Kimberly

(06th January 1986 / Kalimoni, Kenya)

Learnt Hurting Me

You have learnt how to hurt me
Repeatedly without perpetual apologies
You love disrespecting me in the boardroom
And respecting me in the bedroom
You scold me with a shout
And ‘apologize’ in a whisper
My love for you is my worm
Eats me from the inside of my aorta
Chokes me from within my bronchi
I still pump and exhale shamelessly

I fear that I am slowly learning
How to live with your hurting me
Aye, I admit to being a slow one
A daft, you may even say
But when this lesson concludes
And I have reviewed the notes
I may never ever unlearn
For your curriculum will never evolve
Beyond my capacity to learn
And your syllabus shall be obsolete

When that time comes
I will love how you hurt me
Embrace your hurting me with passion
Consummate the love with immunity
Aye, I shall respond nay
To the pain tearing me apart today
For where your respect for me commences,
There my love for you sincerely does
And where your disrespect starts,
There my ‘foolish’ love shrivels

Submitted: Friday, September 06, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 09, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Disrespected me in my sister's presence

Comments about this poem (Learnt Hurting Me by David Munene wa Kimberly )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Amazing Day, Ronald Chapman
  2. Mr & Mrs toad 30 sec ditty, lee fones
  3. A bold voice sings..., PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  4. 시 벚꽃, Ronald Chapman
  5. rattled 'n saddled, Mandolyn ...
  6. Cherry Blossom Time (Korea Regional), Ronald Chapman
  7. Sounds of Silence, Anita Sehgal
  8. ANNE FRANK FANTASIZES, jack peachum
  9. 내 한국의 많은 꿈 중 하나 (지역) 꿈, Ronald Chapman
  10. Titanic - My Love, Mohammed Rakibul Hossain

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

Kind solace in a dying hour!
Such, father, is not (now) my theme-
I will not madly deem that power
Of Earth may shrive me of the sin
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Jacques Prevert


Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]