“I Love You”
By Jacquori Braddock
From the Mass Communication Department’s 2016 Photojournalism Exhibit
All girls dorm that I’m sneakin’ in,
But you the only one I picture being with
On a night like this, Bed fightin,
I hope you ain’t got a 8:00 in the morning.
The two of us are livin’ in the moment
Do I have a Trojan?
What for I am a Trojan.
Just playin’, I stay protected
I need a Smith & Wesson
Just to roam around the campus.
Will you take everything off but that necklace?
See Quor is coy on campus
But here I’ll be as, reckless as Ralph
“I’M GONNA WRECK-IT!”
A little college humor
Can you please be my teacher?
No longer looking for a tutor
Because, you know, females always try to degrade me.
But, you are nothing like any of them, and I swear
You are the one that has remade me
And I mean that sincerely
Not speaking poetry
Can I transform you to my queen?
Treat you as if your royalty
Shower you with my loyalty
Hold you close to me
At night and spoil like
Chris spoils his Royalty?
Cause I didn’t pray for Kim or Kourtney
I prayed for Ayesha Curry.
But I’m just bein’ real though,
I can see all your potential
You workin towards a career
And a life not drama filled.
And I admire that I assure you
You are the one
And I adore you
But just know
Even when it’s not Valentine’s Day
I’ll only want more of you…
Because I love you.