How would I know

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has shown me?

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has taught me?

I’ve seen movies, I’ve seen couples
Doing things that I thought as love,
Pushing me to pursue love
With mere follies and troubles.

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has shown me?

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has taught me?

My own mother has loved in silent,
As young, I couldn’t even see;
How should I not be violent,
If I thought nobody has loved me?

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has shown me?

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has taught me?

Nobody showed me whom to love,
But I was told: not her;
Nobody taught me how to act in love,
Then, I was told: don’t hurt her.

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has shown me?

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has taught me?

With time, scars are healing,
Caused on and by me,
And with time, the truth’s revealing:
Love wasn’t meant for me.

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has shown me?

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has taught me?

I’ve been loveless all the time;
It pursued me to search it,
But all stories end in painful rhyme;
I hope, finally, I learnt it.

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has shown me?

How would I know how to love,
If nobody has taught me?

Benyamin Bensalah

26.12.2019

7 thoughts on “How would I know

  1. Love come when it suppose to come. Love is being kind, concern for another and being content with someone. In the good days or the bad days. Love isn’t taught. We know when love is near. A wonderful poem. All of us question the emotions of love.

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    1. You are right in that love is one of the simple human reason to live. It is beautiful. But my uncontrollable ups and downs are making a curse from love. 🙂

      Tahnk you for your comment.

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  2. Hi—
    I stopped by to welcome you to annieasksyou. I am delighted to have you with me, and I hope you’ll visit often and comment as you see fit.
    I found this poem very poignant. I agree with a previous commenter that it sounds like it should be set to music.
    Best wishes for a new year of good health, creativity, and yes—fulfilling reciprocal love.
    Cheers,
    Annie

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