My Motives — Seun Lari-Williams

I swear this “hello, how are you” is a real one

Not made in Aba, Alaba or Taiwan.

I swear this smile is not from the neck up

It is heartfelt, it’s real sweetheart, it isn’t made up.

Yes I’m really interested in the things that you make

And I look forward to having that warm handshake.

Yes, it’s true that I do have ulterior motives,

But I left them at home, I wish you noticed.

I really do want to know how you are doing.

I swear this is not about the elections or who will win.

Sometimes I wish it were how it used to be;

When they didn’t call me candidate when they asked ‘who is he?’

Sometimes I wish I didn’t want your vote, but I do

So I could really be me again and let you really be you.

Hello Tiwa Ogundipe, how are things?

I like the way you look today and your ear rings.

Posted by Seun Lari-Williams on Thursday, June 7, 2012


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