poet Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

Can I Buy Your Love

Hey girl, can I buy your love
I want you but I’m not rich
I want you but I’m not good looking
My father says, man can’t buy a woman’s love
Unless she loves you
May I ask what love is?
How come no woman loves me
I’ve tried so many times
It’s always a failure
Ended up when she learnt
That I’m not rich
That I’m not educated
That I’m not good looking


What will happen to people like me?
I guess I’d end up married
To the woman who shared
The same fate as me
For, they too have not much choice
To choose


So, what love is?
Could someone define love?
For, I don’t get the right answer
Until I get the right woman
Meaning of love
Would reveal
The truth

Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, March 10, 2008

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  • Krista Churchill (10/30/2008 5:07:00 PM)

    love love love this poem very nicely written

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  • Vilma Xelin (8/12/2008 7:36:00 PM)

    maybe we can buy love, but this price can be paid with money... is paid with life! the sad thing is that we can give our life to the loved person, and still we wont own them... unfair, sad, but truth... I guess! lol

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (8/4/2008 4:57:00 AM)

    thoughtful poem indeed.....10+

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  • Floyd Minami (7/26/2008 11:39:00 PM)

    lolz love can't be bought but if can be, i save money to buy womans love
    i think, you wrote that poem base of your story

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  • Latasha Dixon (5/13/2008 2:07:00 AM)

    You Can still pursue Your Dream To Find The Right One
    Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder, She Thinks Your Handsome
    Money Dose'nt Determine How Rich You Are
    A Test Dose'nt Deine How Smart You Are

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  • Estrella Baldemosa (5/12/2008 2:45:00 AM)

    buying love or buying a wife? sounds like wholesale prostitution to me...

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  • Sadiqullah KhanSadiqullah Khan (5/8/2008 5:44:00 AM)

    it is simply natural selection, , , earn money first, get into the top style and u will find many, , a social reality that existed in all times..

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  • Always About love (4/28/2008 6:16:00 PM)

    its deep. i like it tho.

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  • Kelli Bobo (4/26/2008 11:12:00 PM)

    wow thats deep...and true

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  • Shiza Khan (4/24/2008 3:26:00 PM)

    hey it's a wonderful poem which reflects the reality too.. it's more of a fact put into words..truth captured in fine words.!

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  • Egi David Perdana (4/23/2008 11:07:00 PM)

    amazed! ! ! , great! ! , better than can't buy me love beatles

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  • Philip Housiaux (4/19/2008 6:03:00 AM)

    This is a sad piece that captures only so well what a man (and woman) feels when they lack those merits of attraction. It is something that so many of us feel and this poet has identified it. Very cleaver line about the woman you would marry being the same rejected person as you. Very good work

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  • Janua Catt Alonzo (4/14/2008 8:10:00 AM)

    He’s rich and he loved her- She is poor and she doesn’t love him-but her parents forced her to marry him- he know she doesn’t love him-he showered her with gifts and marry her- he know still she doesn’t love him- but he never stop loving, he never stopped caring and never stop showing her… she fell in love, she fell in love- with him-SO LOVE COULD RECIPROCATE …

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  • Jemarie Ragudo (3/23/2008 9:18:00 PM)

    Love that is for sale is not love; for true love is given voluntarily out of the abundance of the heart.

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  • Pha Thanh Gian (3/22/2008 7:42:00 PM)

    thanks for sharing, this is very classic unsolved human emotion most of us have...

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  • Katherine Wiley (3/9/2008 10:21:00 PM)

    A very sweet poem from a young man with an humble heart! kat

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  • Malini KadirMalini Kadir (3/7/2008 5:17:00 AM)

    loved this write, straight from the heart.............
    Beauty lies in the beholders eyes
    Education in the mind
    Wealth in the sight............love and mate
    A choice of fate
    Or just a date in needy haste
    Can I buy your sense of humor?

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  • Rudy Hossam (3/6/2008 2:33:00 AM)

    it has so meaning meaning that r true and that we all experience everyday in our life

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  • Coreena Dejesus (3/6/2008 1:34:00 AM)

    so many qyestions behind so much meaning. Enjoyed this one!

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  • Frostie Lisette (3/4/2008 10:19:00 PM)

    u commented me so i lookedyouup this is an awsomepoem i love ones about love and pain you are just plainly an awsome amazing writer =]

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