I Should Have Known – Romantic Spoken Word Poetry by Toni Payne

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I Should Have Known – Romantic Spoken Word Poetry about Love by Toni Payne LYRICS 

I met him in the city of angels.
Fresh out of school, he was taking a course.
His smile so divine, I was glad when he became mine.
Then I let him go……
I should have known it was you.
The formal introduction, was so simple.
My corporate guy, loved the way he rocked that suit and tie.
The one whose eyes smile when around me.
The one who is there when naysayers surround me.
I was naive, maybe a bit foolish,
I trusted in words was a bit impatient,
I should have waited for his next move.
As time went by it just happened,
Got carried away by the sweet words of another.
Now you are gone, but definitely not in the arms of another.
Your heart now guarded, I sit and ponder.
I should have known it was you.
Your soft voice when you address me.
Your warm touch when you undress me.
The taste of your …………. Read full poem in my book “A Stroll at Midnight”
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[originally published Feb 2, 2013]

Toni Payne

Author: Toni Payne

Toni Payne is a creative writer, poet, voiceover artist, media personality and entrepreneur. She enjoys writing inspirational quotes, short stories, and poetry about various topics from romance to self-love. She also does voiceover readings of short stories and flash fiction on her podcast and writes travel, exotic cars and beauty lifestyle articles. At her leisure, she writes musings about pop culture, entertainment, relationships and more.

43 thoughts

  1. this poem move me so much.their is notting in the world that is more than love.life is intresting,when d one u love also love u the same way u love her\him.
    good job toni payne

  2. Really? ……really? can’t believe TP has a voice so sweet. was almost sleeping…lol. Big Ups! deep words, articulate, mature and on point.

  3. #SayNoMore. Another delivery from Toni Payne, its as if na me some aspect of the poem dey talk to.
    Well read with vocal animation.

  4. This is one of the Poem that Shake me the Most, What a Wonderful to Start the New Week with this…… Tony Payne keep it coming, You will know No Pain..

    The Question is “Who is this For?” ???? I need Answer to my Question.

  5. I have never thot Osha payne cud do such an engaging article. I have known you to be a lover of good music and u support it with ur entire life n breadth that comes with it…. This is an amazing piece Osha and sincerely it shud be nominated at the words of poetry academy… I still cant believe u rote this but then i cant help but say i wish i wrote this…. Keep up the passion my big sis.

  6. listenin ‘my angel by lionel richie’ nd readin dis 1ndafl poem…………………………??????? Dnt knw wt 2 say…….???

  7. A good poet paints a horse and readers will enjoy the ride of their life! Good,sensual and smooth. TP paint me a river and I will sure take a dive 😉

  8. ?Well, nt bad…touchn maybe…buh really it doesn’t sound like a poem….I believe a poem shld be lyrically rhymed…wen U????? jst write it down like U????? did ,it sorta becomes a story nd sounds like one..poems are intimately connected with sound n’ music, sound n’ rhythm, sound n’ sense,if U????? knw wat I mean…. take for instance;
    I sit right here and ponder
    How my heart yearns for u.. I wonder
    Few times spent with you I can’t complain
    If u dare †? ask ?? y,I can’t explain
    I don’t knw if I’d keep dis or not
    My hrts unsure of wat next is up
    But one tns definitely very clear
    It feels so gud †? hav u here.

    Jst a sketch..so wat do U????? tnk?..nw it sounds more like a poem..evn a 1st time listener cn tell d diffrnce..*winks*…I still tnk ur a gud writer thou..there’s always room for improvement plus we learn everyday…hv a nice time…ma pin..(30BF214B)lolz.

  9. Awesome speech, after our life hudles we often know better. If only we realise it before the true and adorable person is long gone. True story u tell in a poetic style.

  10. Dear Toni,

    I couldn’t but keep listening to this poem.
    It’s not just a poem, but a proverbial lyrics that emanate from a heart that let it self down.
    It touches my heart and I was moved to write this to my wife
    You my friend,
    You my wife,
    you my joy and promises,
    Promises we never made,
    So much to say but quietness of heart,
    You my friend,
    A friend sticking closer than a brother, sister, and folks,
    You my friend, my shield from the turbulent winds,
    My reasons for joy,
    My friend whose dazzling smile reminds me the strength behind a steel,
    You my best friend ever.

    we would have little or no turbulent aches if we see our LOVE as our friend. No pride in a relationship, if it does its a shipwreck.

  11. L??? every bit of d poem. Can’t stop listening to it over and over again.So touching and passionate. Keep it Ma.am

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