Nancy Handabile

Rookie - 157 Points (30 September / Zambia)

She Claims Him But His Heart Belongs To Me - Poem by Nancy Handabile

She claims him but his heart belongs to me.

The intricacies of this situation constantly drowning me in waves of uncertainty.

She claims him but his mind thinks only of me.

He touches my hair, caresses my cheek, kisses my forehead

All the while ignoring her incessant calls

She claims him but his body stirs under my touch.

Should I claim him as mine

forsaking her claim.

He is mine as well and perhaps I have more rights over him

For I keep him warm, I soothe his heart and I know his body.

It is I he holds when all she offers is her voice

A voice that is so far and away

Yet I rethink my plans, my strategies my needs.

I rethink my pride, my guilt and her claim

I crave his heart, his loyalty but I stop my self

I put a halt to the cleopatra in me

to the Woman who would seek to draw him from her.

I draw my dagger hesitantly but it is drawn nonetheless

This is war

For I must lay claim to him for now.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, lust, sex


Comments about She Claims Him But His Heart Belongs To Me by Nancy Handabile

  • Rajnish Manga (1/17/2016 8:34:00 AM)


    Great psychological tug of war of a different kind going on between two ladies to claim the loyalty of a man employing their respective charms. Brings freshness in romantic poetry. Thanks.

    She claims him but his heart belongs to me.
    The intricacies of this situation constantly drowning me in waves of uncertainty.
    She claims him but his mind thinks only of me.
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 17, 2016



[Report Error]