Robert Isaacs Chiwala

I Like Your Violence

Did I not tell you

When we were courting

That I needed more of a fighter

Someone ready

To show some action

Not pretending like everything is fine

When the heart is melting

Deep down breaking and hurting


Such pain should not be concealed

In feign smiles

Such bitterness can snare

Tomorrow's fate to be similar


I like how you express

This emotional pain

Like a good interpreter

Always turns it into audible

It's like security alarm

That signals approaching danger

Cautioning the next move

To stabilise the situation


I like your violence

But not you been violent

This little fight

That end into embraces

Little kisses then more kisses

Not overstretched fights

That can break heartstrings

Breaking such loosen bond


  • Author: Robert Isaacs Chiwala (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 4th, 2022 00:55
  • Category: Love
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  • L. B. Mek

    'Such bitterness can snare
    Tomorrow's fate to be similar'..
    indeed, dear Poet
    a lot of us, curate the troubles
    waiting for us tomorrow
    by stubbornly, refusing
    to learn from our mistakes, today
    because we assume, intimacy
    means another
    doing what we think they will do
    every time, when
    initially what attracted us, was how
    that individual, acted
    an individual..

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