Raihana Abdul Jabbar

Rookie - 404 Points (13/07/1992)

I Could Love You Anyway - Poem by Raihana Abdul Jabbar

You, yes, you.
Listen up before you leave.
I could love you in darkness.
I need not see the indentation of your hollow cheeks.
Or the sharp lines of your chiseled face.
I could love you from a distance.
I need no stretched conversations.
No words. No reassurances.
I could love you, skin and nerves apart.
No subtle kisses.
No hugs nor sex,
No pull of physicality.
I could love you in silence.
I can read your ocean of thoughts,
I'd reach your mind.
Like light waves,
Through vacuum, intergalactic space.
Your heart and a starlit night.
I could weave fantasies and live them with you.
Ink on parchment.
Green born from yellow and blue.
We blend, to create.
Unseen, yet existential.
I could love you without expectations.
No bonds of marriage, no worldly responsibility.
And most importantly, no monetary benefits.
I could love you without your knowledge.
Without anybody's knowledge, as a matter of fact.
No rules, no laws, no religion has to approve.
I could love you even when I love other things.
A tad bit more maybe.
Because you are mine, baby
I'm lost in this transcendental force,
An astronaut stranded in space-time.
You must think of this surrealist confession,
And mock at it's poetic progression.
But know, these aren't words of leisure.
Weirdly, they prove,
Execution of man's uncontested emotional freewill.
You, yes, you.
I could love you anyway

Topic(s) of this poem: unrequited love

Comments about I Could Love You Anyway by Raihana Abdul Jabbar

  • Habeeburahman Thaliyil Abdulla (12/9/2015 6:33:00 AM)

    It is better to have loved and lost than never have loved Tennyson (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/7/2015 9:22:00 AM)

    Unseen! ! But, yet essential with the muse of love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

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