A Lover's Question

by Yolanda Shabazz

A lover asks,
“Is it a piece of paper
That makes you feel love?
Are we talking ownership or 

I asked, “Will you love and keep me,
of your own free will?"   
Love made me feel obligated
You were convinced it had no strings.

Now that we are apart
I know the value of loving freely.
You’ve learned that just loving
Has its price.

A Lover's Question by Yolanda Shabazz

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