My First Love

My First Love

He is big boned, tender and full of life, jiggling away in the rain

He smiles, plump cheeks, full lips

His smile showing teeth as brilliant as the snow in the Arctic

He is innocent – nothing matters to him but fun, a full belly and his mother.

 

My First Love is a snack

He smells like freshly-baked cookies, soft and sweet like nectar

He is smart but has problems with Math

But he has good fortune. He always finds a way.

 

My First Love found something he lost

He found pieces of a mirror in the rubble

Carefully pieced each fragment together

Every scar, every love, every loss and every lesson.

 

My First Love found something again

Something with a beautiful backstory

Something with years of experience and purpose

Oh, my First Love found me

My First Love found me when I found myself again.

Written by Shiffi

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4 Comments

  1. Mandy
    November 16, 09:23 Reply

    Self love is very important. I actually love this poem. You see the title and think, oh it’s going to be something romantic about some guy.

    Then you get to the end and see the valuable lesson the poem is giving: to love yourself the most first and foremost.

    Thank you, Shiffi, for this reminder.

    • Shiffi
      November 16, 15:02 Reply

      You’re welcome @Mandy . Thank you, @Pink Panther for platform.

  2. Kelvin
    November 18, 03:35 Reply

    Hey shiffi nice poem. Greetings from the other side of Abuja. *winks*

  3. Rudy
    November 18, 10:09 Reply

    Just when I thought this was going to be the usual good’ol love poetry to someone, you blew my mind Shiffi!
    The greatest love of all indeed is to love yourself, Whitney Houston couldn’t have sang that any better.
    Good for you Shiffi….for reminding all of us.

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