I Said She Said

I said, “Let’s spend the night together”
She said, “Is it for now or is it forever?”
I said, “I can’t promise you tomorrow”
She said, “Instead you promise me sorrow”

She said, “I don’t want to move so fast”
I said, “It doesn’t matter ‘cause love doesn’t last”
She said, “You don’t know how to love a woman”
I said, “I wonder if you know how to love a man”

I said, “What is it that you want?”
She said, “I’m not something to flaunt”
I said, “That’s not what you are to me”
She said, “But that’s all you’ll let me be”

She said, “Maybe I’m just not your type”
I said, “I just wanted to spend the night”
She said, “But I’ll only be a memory”
I said, “But a memory of you only”

I said, “We don’t have to spend the night”
She said, “I just want it to feel right”
I said, “It feels right to me but not to you”
She said, “That’s because I don’t know what to do”

She said, “I’m tired of waiting for you to make up your mind”
I said, “I know you’re the only love I’ll ever find”
She said, “But you act like you don’t know what you got”
I said, “I do but every girl talks about what it is I’m not”

I said, “I know I love you but is it about control?”
She said, “I don’t want anything but your heart and soul”
I said, “Ok, I’m gonna’ leave and I’ll call you tomorrow”
She said, “But only if you’re about love and not sorrow”

Copyright 2013. Mark Lecuona aka The Suburban Poet. All Rights Reserved.

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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Amazing and nicely put.Different goals! Men and women are quite different, which basically means that (surprise!) they are driven by different things in a mate.

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manatita44 3 years ago from london

I am familiar with this poem. It is good to remember the credits.

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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@James-wolve - Thank you. Yes we are different and that makes it tough..

@manatita - What are you talking about? I wrote it last night... please explain your accusation.

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manatita44 3 years ago from london

I stand corrected. Remarkably, I have stumbled across a poem with this rhythm and flavour some time ago.

Upon reflection, I could have asked. My apologies. Much Peace.

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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@manatita - Thanks for that and I accept your apology. The irony of you original comment is that I do not read poetry. I don't like it! Ha... and yet I enjoy writing whatever it is one would call what I write. Virtually anything I could say has probably been uttered in some way shape or form over the centuries. I don't presume to be discovering new planets or the 9th note in a scale. But I try very hard to think for myself and allow my own style to venture forth. Thanks for reading it in the first place.

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manatita44 3 years ago from london

Funny. (smile) There may be new planets and ninth notes in a scale!

Nothing wrong with your poetry. In fact it's excellent!

My thoughts are usually inward focused, that is to say, the esoteric, lofty, reverential and the sublime. Still, I acknowledge different styles. I see a oneness world and all dances here in this hallowed life.

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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

This is very different and interesting! Thanks for sharing it! I too like its flow and pace.

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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Theater girl... I never know how they're gonna' turn out or start out when I have an idea. I just go with it....

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