Layers of Love – Like Us

We clicked like two fingers used to snap

Your personality was a melody that made opposites attract

The rhythm of your voice was in tuned with my heart

You never spoke to the man

But wooed the King in me from the start

A small town girl dealing with an inner city brother

You respected my hustle

Us dating, disrespected your mother

But, what does that have to do with love?

We’re in this relationship for the long run

When I’m down, you carry the paton to finish the race

But ever since I walked through the door

Your face expression said so much more

Then, “I’m glad you came.”

Is our relationship so unusual

That family expectations are enough to ruin what we have

What if we broke up

Would her love be worth hating us?

Love don’t love like that nor love like this

Don’t let this love like us become a fairly tale that shall never exist.

Rashaun J. Allen (@rashaunjallen) is the author of A Walk Through Brooklyn & In The Moment. He has been featured in several publications such as: The Chronicle, The Troy Record, Albany Student Press & UA Magazine. Find his books at and follow his personal blog at

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