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Obligation

Obligation

Once I used to love you

but now its just an obligation,

the joy and laughter we used to share,

transformed into sorrows and pain.

In every argument a threat to leave ,

your bags packed waiting for a command…

and yes once I used to love you,

But now its just an obligation.

I have pinched a tent in my loneliness,

a familiar place I once embraced.

The cold in the night that burns my skin,

no fire can even warm.
A storm of sadness
pregnant with tears ,
not even the rain can wash off.
Once I used to love you,
but now its just an obligation.

I am ashamed of what love plants,

weeds of desolation is what I reap

hands together for awhile

every mile covered with lies.

The promises of forever in mind,

it’s hard to picture tomorrow gone.

And once I used to love you but now its just an obligation.

There is beauty in every rose,

but your thorns stand out for a fight.

love embroidered in war,

I have put on my fighting shield.

the voice that used to praise me transformed to curse me.

Yes I truly love you,

but that’s just an obligation.

Teddy Omondi

 

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