Poetry

DOWN ON By Kareem Temitope

Written by Editor

“I love you so much, very much”
These are words he tells me always
To me, they mean a whole lot
But to him, I think it’s just a phrase, he uses for everyone
I thought I was special until I heard him tell someone else the same
Yes! The exact word and I was so devastated
So, I am nothing but a “normal” acquittance
I thought we were special
I thought there is an “US”
I thought we existed until I heard him tell someone else the same word
Yes! The exact word
With the same expression, he had on when he told me
Then I realized the words meant nothing to him
They were nothing just like our national anthem
That has no value before us

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About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.