I Shan’t

 

Shall I tell you what love is?

No, I shan’t

I shan’t tell you, love is gentle, love is kind

Or even that love is blind

I shan’t tell you, love is the key to your heart

Such smooth words won’t make it start

I shan’t tell you, love is sacrifice, love is pain

And without love, there is little to gain

I shan’t tell you, love is bitter, love is sweet

For love is much more than binary meat

I shan’t tell you, love will stand the test of time

That your adventure will be evermore sublime

I shan’t tell you, love is patient, love is true

Or that love is greater than him and you?

Greater, because it can’t be conquered or contained

It’s a mystery that cannot be explained

Yet, unto you the mystery is revealed

And in this place, the mystery is sealed

 

Dedicated to Olivia & Carl

© Raphael O Shonibare, 2018