Strength Beyond Power Poetry Collection: Can’t Win

You see when my heart yearns for love and I take a chance,

That chance turns sour and reduces my power to hold myself together,

Making assumptions because false intentions caught my imagination,

Now I play it straight and wait for the bombshell,

Already prepared for the rejection because I can’t fulfil your satisfaction,

Already prepared for the recollection when I go over the connection in my mind,

I lay my stone heart on the table to see if you really want me,

But all you can see is too much work and you aren’t trying to fix me,

Dive into a mystery and listen to a broken history which once was my life,

Whatever approach is taken you can’t win if feelings are mistaken,

Yet you still hold on because you want to be taken,

Feel some kinda love despite knowing the love has no foundation,

Then you start thinking it’s you with the  complications creating misconceptions about what you wanted to be,

When in reality you only saw what you wanted to see.

T K Williams Nelson


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I'm Tannika. Author & Writer. Business Owner. Spoken Word Poet. As featured in The Kilburn & Brent Times, The Voice Newspaper, Brent Magazine, BBC and more. This is my space. I share my work, my experiences and things I find interesting. Shop my streetwear and crochet brands at my online boutique, Unique Boutique London, and my books: Tales of the Hood Underclass 7 Time is Money Available on my author website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all other online book retailers. For enquiries:

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  1. It has a subtle double meaning that I enjoy. “Holding on” (in these kinds of context) usually refers to some sort of determination, however the desire, or rather the, “want to be taken” changes the aspect of determination in a very delicate fashion, giving it a pleading note, which provokes a certain quality that speaks of not being able to let go.

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