I’m just a brotha tryin’ to make it,
livin’ paycheck to paycheck,
tryin’ to stay afloat.
I don’t have a lot,
but I have all of the necessities,
and I’m happy with that.
Hopefully you can be happy with that too,
’cause all I can give you is love,
nothing more nothing less,
just a healthy dose of unadulterated, unconditional love.
No additives, artificial sweeteners, or trans fats involved,
’Cause all I want to do is love you—for as long as I can.
All those other things,
like money, clothes, and diamond rings,
you know—the finer things—
they’re all real nice, but can you hold on to them at night?
Will they keep you warm,
will they provide you with a shoulder to cry on
and someone that you know you can confide in?
Will they love you like I can love you?
They provide a temporary high
to whatever you may be missing in your life at the time.
We need substance:
something that will last and stand the test of time,
something that we can hold onto.
And I’ve got it for you:
You feel me?
then we can stop wasting each other’s time right now by not going any further.
’Cause I’ve got nothing but love for you,
nothing but love to give.
I’ve got nothing but love.
© 2012 BuddahDesmond
“Nothing But Love” is featured in the “Love” section of Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics. Prevail is available at iUniverse, Amazon (Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle), Barnes & Noble, Book-A-Million (Paperback | Hardcover), and other retailers.
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