Maveriqué Richard

Freshman - 861 Points (01/10/1993 / Ogoja, Cross River, Nigeria.)

If I Had Known... - Poem by Maveriqué Richard

If I had known that our love would ne'er be; If only I'd known that it'd live to die in me. If I'd got to know that its story shall not be told; I'd have traded all that I could for once be bold. If I'd ever thought it right to quit your gentle soul; If I'd ever known that I'd go to not return, If I'd ever known that this stale day would be my last; I know I'd have loved to tell you that I loved you so. If I ever foresaw the darkness that struck me all but once; If I ever heard when Its rumour had aired about, If ever till now I knew that I'd not see you again, I know I'd have love to keep you always by my side. Now, the death I died had happened when I did not know; It cast'd its spell and swallow'd up the love I could not show, It had me for its slave while I dodged its ruthless blow; If only I knew, I'd have told you I loved you so. The grief and pain I feel had got me drowned in my own tears; The thought of how you'd fend and fare are all that I do fear, I wished I had a second more to tell it all to you: 'I've always loved you so, even though I could not show.'

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Ballad


Comments about If I Had Known... by Maveriqué Richard

  • Chinedu Dike (9/8/2015 1:26:00 PM)


    Beautiful piece of poetry, well articulated and insightfully penned in poetic diction from the heart. Love is a spiritual experience that affects all and sundry profoundly. It's whimsical and temperamental, coming unannounced and may leave without warning, if not carefully nurtured to maintain its bliss. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Ifeanyi and do remain blessed. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/4/2015 7:29:00 AM)


    Beautifully written. God is still in control. Good write (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/3/2015 2:32:00 PM)


    A nicely written poem, Ileanyi (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 25, 2016


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