Nkululeko Mdudu

Rookie (11 October 1990 / Queenstown/ South Africa)

! will try...

In trying to find the perfect words
to describe how I feel about you,
I forgot to listen.
In trying to write the perfect lines,
I borrowed your pen,
But I forgot to touch your hand.
In trying to envision a future for us,
I borrowed your glasses,
But I forgot to look in your eyes.
In trying to buy you the perfect gift,
I borrowed a Rand,
But I forgot to be with you.
In trying to be the perfect gentleman,
I borrowed a suit,
but I forgot to be me,
I'm sorry.

Now I'm trying to make it right,
And I borrow your time;
And this time,
I will not forget to give it back.
I will forget about moving my lips
and try to kiss you.
I will forget my fancy lines
and try to be true.
I will forget about tomorrow,
And focuss on you now.
I will forget about appearances,
and try to be authentic.
I might even forget how to forget,
And try to remember you.
But baby, if you try to change a man,
well then
You can just forget about it.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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?

Comments about this poem (! will try... by Nkululeko Mdudu )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bob Blackwell (6/3/2009 6:27:00 AM)

    You have the gift for words, b y trying to be yourself, you should gain the gift of love. Great poem. 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 653 Points Marieta Maglas (6/3/2009 5:15:00 AM)

    ''I will forget about appearances,
    and try to be authentic''
    We do not have to be perfect in order to be able to love it.. very true..10++ (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. daggers of bayonets, pittbull pittman
  2. The Flow of Destiny, Sandra Feldman
  3. Gratitude to parents, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  4. A pauper died., Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  5. In The Waking of Deaths Ceremonial Tradi.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  6. E s O t E r I c A {An Exercise in Ornate.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  7. A Couplets Pour of Poetification..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  8. from a tree, from a roof, you move me, Mandolyn ...
  9. The Connection {Pour Celui qu' Être Vous}, Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  10. take two advil pm thirty minutes prior t.., Mandolyn ...
[Hata Bildir]