Everybody Wants Love
Posted & Written by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD
Everybody, everybody wants to know,
Whatcha running to, what you coming for,
What you going through. How you to talk to her,
How she talk to you,
Whatcha gonna do, how you fall in love?
How you making love. How you sharing love.
When everybody around you forsakens love?
They want to see, they wanna feel, can it be real.
Do you kiss her wounds. Does she heal your soul,
Do accept each other — whole — or not at all?
Did you love despite your scars,
Were you willing to really give it all?
Go against right or wrong,
Was it magic or mere mirage,
Were we special, did we have cause?
Did we visit earths end, press soul to soul.
And jump right in, with nothing but trust to break our fall.
They want to know, They want to come.
Did we really matter?
Now your words don’t matter,
I hear just lies.
I stop caring girl,
If words are true or not, when they
Leave your mouth.
I hear their voices. I see their eyes.
Reduced our lives to a Jerry Springer show,
Now we’re a reflection of their lives.
I closed my eyes to avoid the anxiety,
I closed my ears to oncoming tragedy.
But love can’t breathe inside anxiety.
Everyone has opinions, but they have no love,
They want your companionship, and
Tear ours down. They sideline hate. Now you relate.
You hate me now, and I hate we too.
I can’t relate.
Was my sacrifice, for not, at all,
My blind belief, my own resolve,
Bare bones commitment, not nothing
They are beautiful, so beautiful,
They call us dad, They call us mom.
They call us one. And now ones gone.
They want your shine, they want our smiles,
They want our laughs, they want our tears, they want our joy,
They want our years. They want the broken pieces,
to see our reflection in broken shards.
I spilled my blood, and stood by you,
Through your darkest faults, against all judgement,
Against the crowd.
And I know it had to be worth something.
But I know it wasn’t really worth it.
Every, everybody wants to love.
Until they find the cost of it,
Until they find out what you lost for it.
JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction.