Nkululeko Mdudu (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,
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,
You can just forget about it.
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