Naive - Poem by Jiya Mili
I didn't realize at that time
What you really wanted from me
Both were eager to meet each other
Both had a need to fulfill.
I thought I was falling in love
That this feeling was mutual
Little did I know
Your love for me was not even real.
I thought what you wanted from me
Was the same as what I wanted
It seems both were unaware
That there was a conflict of interest.
I was enjoying the attention
Just like any woman would
Wish someone had told me
There is always an ulterior motive.
There were clues from the very beginning
But I failed to find them
As stated in the start of this poem
I was too naive to recognize them.
A book titled 'Surviving Men'
Helped me in becoming aware
While most women wanted someone who loved them
Most men wanted just to lay her.
Tell them this
They will vehemently deny it
Deny them this
They will withdraw with a 'phut'.
In retrospect I realized
You were just being nice
Because the prospect of it
Held out a promise.
But there was one good thing
That came out of this mess
From somewhere deep inside me
It brought out a poetess.
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