Busybodies

“She is displaying feigned feelings for him.”
“He is such a fool to be in love with her.”
That is what people say when they see us together.
They do not know how I feel about you.
.

These are the things they gossip about you:
“She is definitely up to no good and he is blind to it.”
“She is just a gold digger like most of the other girls.”
But, darling, I see you differently in my eyes.
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The busybodies make these remarks about me:
“He must be out of his mind to think she loves him.”
“He will not find happiness with her in his life.”
We cannot allow them to destroy our relationship.
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Some nosey parkers in the community say,
“What is a teenager doing with a middle-aged man?”
“She should find someone in her age group to date.”
But that is the last thing we want to hear.
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Why should I be daunted by what people think?
The way I love you today will never change
Even if the things they say about you are true.
They are in no position to criticise our love,
For they do not have a better love than ours.

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world

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