Poetry

Both

Written by Jacob Ibrag

‘You saw this coming?’ From

the beginning. ‘And you didn’t stop us.’

Both of you were blind with lust. Anything I’d

say would leave you to believe that my intentions

were laced with jealousy. ‘All the time I lost, all the

time I’ll never get back.’ All the time that was

needed for you to learn about yourself.


Photography by Rodolfo Sanches Carvalho

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17 comments on “Both

  1. Time can be wasted with good intentions to help someone unwilling to help him self .
    Time can be wasted because of lack of desire in one of them or both of them.
    Lust is not the only culprit .
    Nobility need not achieve its purpose and be thought of as futile.
    Pure love with out lust wastes more time than desire.

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  2. Great poem! You can only lead a horse to water…
    By the way, I nominated your for the Liebster award in my most recent post!

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  3. Damn this was so good!

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  4. Beautiful & wise words.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Wow this is so relevant to what I’m going through. Investing so much time in a relationship, in someone, only for them to leave you after they have learned something new about themselves.

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  6. wow! I thought it was me alone. This hits the nail.

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  7. I wonder if the speaker’s intentions are good. The narrator reads as condescending. Patronizing. Smug. A voice barely containing its β€œI told you so” beneath the veneer of purported wisdom.

    Kudos for eliciting strong feelings with this snippet of dialogue.

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  8. The other didn’t see it, however both were blind…and you position yourself as a guide.

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  9. Jeff Schicke

    No time passed is wasted if we can learn something from it.

    Liked by 1 person

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