Odhiambo Gilbert Francis


Have I Loved Amiss - Poem by Odhiambo Gilbert Francis

Have I loved amiss?
Someone tell me please,
Do all happen like this,
That because of a kiss
As gentle as a dove
One falls in love?

Yes and no, my child.
Love is not love that is mild;
That glows at the touch of lips,
False faces and padded hips.

True love sprouts from knowledge
Of one's self, essence and hedge,
And finding life's perfect tune
To bring you rhyme and boon.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013


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