LLM Mbatha

Rookie (kwa-Zulu, SA)

I Asked For A Smile - Poem by LLM Mbatha

I asked for a smile
But you gave me laughter
I asked for the night
You gave me the moon
I asked for friendship
And you gave me the best
But
I never thought you’d find
The key
To unlock the cold and lonely
Bars of a doubtful heart
Choosing half a loaf
Than to take a chance
Too naïve to understand
How love takes it all
Or takes nothing at all
What can I say
Has it been too long
And far away
Nothing ever changes
I slept, and woke up
Thinking of you...
Is it too late, to be certain?


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 5, 2011


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