Why can’t we see that our age difference is meaningless?

Why can’t we realize that nobody really cares?

You had me at hello and nothing’s changed after all these years,

Let this volcano erupt, even if it’ll end in hot, premium tears.


Why can’t we pay attention to the beam in your eyes whenever they meet mine?

Why can’t we quit using our friendship as an open disguise?

You feel the tension, ardor and effervescent spark,

Friends can neither make you go weak at the knees nor give you sleepless nights.


Why can’t we acknowledge we are one reason it’ll never work with the others?

Why can’t we understand every step I take leads to your heart and vice versa?

No matter how far we run, we’re always right back where we started,

Going in circles and circles just to ignore the evident.


Why can’t we admit I am oxygen that you’re dying to breathe?

Why can’t we explore the intoxication in the air whenever I’m near?

We do not know how much time we have left,

It’ll be a shame to look back and shake heads in regret.


Why can’t we simply give in to a helpless desire?

Why can’t we fall hook, line and sinker?

We could fill the empty spaces and drive ourselves crazy,

We could be selfish and impatient as long as the fire burns wildly.


This love is like a fragile flower that isn’t open to the warmth of spring,

Like a beautiful song that’s yet to be written,

Why can’t we, oh, why can’t we deny being comfortable with this discomfort?

Because you got the heart of me and I got yours, but none wants to make the move first.

This is a piece of poetry I wrote to get over a long time crush. I knew if I put my feelings into words, it would be easier to get it over with. (I tried it before, and it worked).

It’s a story of a friend I met at Church when I returned home after my Diploma.

Please read for fun (not judgments or criticism, haha) and with an open-mind. I know most of us have been there before. ENJOY!! 😁

Immediately I saw him, I got interested in him, simply because he played the piano wonderfully well.

And when the program was over, I went to the piano to mess around with the major chord progressions that I knew.

Fascinated, he walked up to me and we exchanged our first words.

Our friendship moved really fast but only like an airplane flying to no destination. Our friendship was too easy. And I always told myself, it was all about the music.

I started my first job. He was still in school. After work in the evening , at least three times a week, we met at church – just the two of us – to score songs.

I soon discovered I could write songs and he was the first to know. We’d meet to learn my songs and play to it and sing together.

We never argued. We never fought. The level of understanding we had was way too big for a misunderstanding to have a place.

In a short time, we grew fond of each other. We talked on the phone for long minutes. We extended our friendship to visiting each other’s homes. Our family got to know themselves.

Rumours began to fly that we were more than friends. I mean, why wouldn’t they? He loved holding my hands in public. He stared with engrossment every time I wasn’t looking and whenever I caught his gaze, he’d shoot me his cute, boyish smile. Or wink. Or shyly look away. He got me gifts. We sat next to each other at meetings. He loved playing hero around me, always helping out when he could.

In short, the PDA was strong. The chemistry was stronger.

Every time he travelled to school and returned, he occasionally asked if I’d gotten into a relationship yet. My answer was ever the same – no. He always had the same answer too. Still, he never made the first move. I knew I was not going to either. My ego couldn’t. Imagine getting rejected 🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️

Years passed and the feelings would not wither, especially when I see him again after a long time.

But one time I decided, I was done. I was done nursing those feelings. I was done waiting. So I put it into words. And moved on. Voila!

Hope you enjoyed my story?? Haha.

Have you ever been there before? I’d love to hear your story.

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  1. Amazing story 😆

    If a guy can’t be bold enough to make the first move, he probably does not see a future wife in the lady… There is a kind of confidence that comes withh a strong conviction.

    Having said that, some relationship only work like magic at friendship level, dating introduces a certain degree of responsibility and vulnerability which may put pressure on both partners. Such pressures expose them to disagreement and other stuff that they will need to deal with.

    I have been in such a situation a couple of times but I am quick to remind myself that having a crush on someone should not always metamorphose into a full-blown relationship. I fall in love easily, and j have learnt to define relationships. I don’t want to be a serial dater and heartbreaker.

    I wish I could share my story 😁

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    1. Hahahaha. Thank God you chose not to be a serial dater, haha.

      You are so full of wisdom. I agree with you totally. What seems like magic at friendship level might just go sour if the relationship goes beyond that.

      Thank you for reading and leaving this awesome comment.

      Although I would have loved it if you shared your story. But it’s fine, no pressure.

      Stay safe ♥️


      1. I have had many funny experiences, Omo!

        I have met many amazing ladies who had a crush on me at different times and I made it clear to some of them that we can only be friends.

        I live my life by this personal relationship principles:
        1. It takes excitement (emotions, feelings, crush) to start a relationship but it takes commitment to sustain it.

        2. I won’t let emotion set my heart in motion when I don’t have the intention to go all the way.

        3. The human heart is a sacred garden, ask for exclusive access if you won’t be committed to nurturing it consistently.

        I had a very close female friend back then in the university, we were so close that everyone thought we were dating. God used me to meet some of her needs when it mattered most. She wondered why I didn’t make any move. Her mom asked her why she didn’t accept to date me, she had to tell her mom that I didn’t ask her out.

        I explained to the lady that I don’t see us getting married and I won’t ever want her to call me her ex-boyfriend, she understood perfectly and we made incredible memories as friends. After graduation, we kept in touch and I got my first job through her. She accommodated me when I went for the interview then. Her then-boyfriend allowed her to accommodate me in her apartment. She is happily married now with two kids.

        There are three other ladies that I tried this with but they didn’t take it cool, they became very hostile after I refused to make a move. I figured that our closeness was all about dating all along.

        I believe that undefined relationships are weapons of mass distraction. They become fruitless and birth painful experiences. It’s right to define relationships in other to avoid pointless pains.

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        1. Wow. Interesting. I think you understand yourself so much and clearly define what you want or do not want. That is a powerful tool. Not a lot of people can put their emotions aside. A lot of times, we actually let it decide for us. Thank God life is full of lessons.

          Thank you for sharing this. ❤️

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  2. What a bittersweet story! That’s so wonderful and romantic but I guess waiting is not enough…
    When I was younger, I believed that true love would find me if I waited patiently, however, finding and keeping are two different things. Nothing will happen if nothing is done…

    Thanks for sharing your story! I loved reading it 🤗🌼💖

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate it. Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoyed it? And yes, that’s me on my profile. Thanks a million ♥️

      Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you so much. Your comment means a lot to me. I am so glad that you loved this piece. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️


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