Unrequited Love

What do you do when the one you love, loves another?

Do you plead for love, or quietly nurse your pain?

Do you wait in hope, or just simply walk away?

Do you silently pray and wish the ache would just abate?

Or do you gather with friends and drink your sorrow away?

Even though it remains, soon as you wake again

What do you do, when your heart is set upon a lost cause?

Toyin Taiwo, 2020

Author: thetoyintaiwo

My name is Oluwatoyin J. Taiwo ā€“ a Christian, an Engineer, and a Writer. I enjoy reading, travelling and watching football + lawn tennis. I love working with young people, especially teenagers. I believe that people are shaped by the words they hear or read, and our most important decisions are those we make in the first three decades of life.

6 thoughts on “Unrequited Love”

    1. Hmmm….Let’s envisage this poem in light of God and man’s relationship. I believe the pain the lover expresses in this, is just a miniature of the passion of Christ. Lovely poem.

      1. Interesting line of thought…God’s endless love always waits, arms outstretched, till the day we run into His embrace. His love is everlasting!

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