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A poem about the question I am always having to answer

By Nailah RobinsonPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
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I’m polyamorous

Because I’m a product of my environment

And I’m a fan of being honest

Polyamory was in my family

Cheaters were too

I grew up seeing both sides of the coin

I chose to be true

I don’t remember ever seeing a truly monogamous person

Everybody did what they wanted to do

That’s the way I wanted to live

Being free with the right to choose

I’m polyamorous

Because when I watched 90210 that day

I yelled at the screen “love them both

It’s okay”

I’m polyamorous

Because he was everything my mom could abide

But I could only see him when I was on her side

The guy on my dad’s side

Was everything I knew I had to hide

I’m polyamorous

Because the man I married was everything I said I would never date

I was mad at my current boyfriend

I was in another state

So what difference would it make

It was only supposed to be a summer fling

I was seventeen

This was never going to be a real thing

But neither of us would let it go

Even when I went back home

The vibe was strong

It never stopped me from being attracted to my actual type

Try as I might

Monogamy was just

Not for me

I’m polyamorous

Because I love fast

I love hard

I love love

And I play it with my heart

I never want to choose

It would tear my heart apart

The people who think too much with their minds

Tend to miss that part

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About the Creator

Nailah Robinson

Author, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Cousin, Daughter In Law, Sister In Law, Friend, Grand Daughter, Niece, Teacher, and Student. I am so many things to so many people, but in the end, I'm just Nailah.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Mike Singleton - Mikeydredabout a year ago

    This was a wonderful take on your situation

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