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Oct 2021

Blojay PS Doe

My love, not the princess' hand by Blojay PS Doe

Let the young men kill each other
Forsake their lovers, I shall not bother
Let them boast of strength and royalty
What I desire most in love is loyalty.

When the elders relate their ancient tales
When they were young, strong and muscular males
How with each other they wrestled
I still refuse the least constrain
My simple love I’ll always maintain.

Who is she or what is she
What ever does she mean to me?
Of course, my love is equal beauty
Besides loving each other is our desired duty
Our love is shared, natural and supreme
I don’t have to fight for her in any ring

She needs my love and values it
She shares my love and respects it
We love and love, and love with faith
And our loving for us has no ending days

So let the young men kill each other
Forsake their lovers, I shall not bother
Let them boast of strength and royalty
I desire my love, not the Princess’ hand

 

© 2018 Blojay PS Doe. All rights reserved.  Reproduction or transmission of this work in any part or form is strictly prohibited without the author’s prior written consent.

About the author

Blojay PS Doe was born in Grand Bassa County, Republic of Liberia, and started writing from a very early age. He has published a short story, “Father, My Father” available on Amazon, along with the first of a trilogy of expressionistic essays entitled “I am Me: The Memoirs of Johnnie Gardour”. He is currently working on a project called “My Culture, My Identity”, a proposal to develop, promote and preserve Liberian literary culture.

He is an avid analyst and interpreter of literature in general. His hobby is playing chess and he loves art and researching mythology and history.

A list of writers previously published by AGN is maintained here; writers list.

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African Global Networks (AGN) – Oct 2021