Have you seen Tyler Perry’s Acrimony movie? Surely you must have enjoyed the acting masterclass delivered by Taraji P. Henson and Lyriq Bent?
There are so many blogs already with very interesting perspectives into the argument of who is right and who is wrong in this crazed love story of Robert and Melinda. Truth is, Robert and Melinda both had faults thanks to the movie plot but is their situation that different from our everyday love stories? Anyways, I won’t be boring you with this arguments, instead I am content with going the unpopular route of and question what love really means. The issue of love is bigger than Robert and Melinda but thanks to Tyler Perry, the acrimony movie as well as the lessons and morals it aimed to pass, I can finally ask my questions about love.
The movie dug up and left so many questions about love unanswered. What is love? When is being in love taken too far? How much of a sacrifice is too much in love? Is love jealous? Does the Acrimony ending mean there are rarely happily ever after in love? There are a plethora of questions. Yet none of them were answered.
DISCLAIMER: Even I do not have the answer, I am hoping at the end of this, you can also enlighten me on what love should really mean.
This write-up is written in form of prose/poem. It is about the lessons I did not learn from Tyler Perry’s acrimony movie or its morals. However, this shouldn’t be considered an Acrimony review but a review of what exactly does love mean.
I summarized Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ movie into a prose/poem. This is my unique take on the movie.
Once again I ask myself
“What is Love?”
Is it selfless
Or is it selfish
Is it unconditional
Or is it a conditional b*tch
Once again I come up short
Lost between the reverie of excitement
And pangs of doubt
If love is selfless
Do I give up my dream to make room for yours
Hence we lose ourselves to work?
If love is selfish
Do I say fc*k your feelings
And chase my dreams earnestly
Even it becomes the elephant in the room
Yet again I ask myself
“What is Love”
Is it devotion?
Is it loyalty?
Is it perseverance?
Is it a fairytale?
Once again I just can’t figure out an answer
Love is a word that has made fools out of wise men
Love is a word that has started and ended wars
Love is a word that has made men out of boys
Love is a word that has made women feel like girls
Love is a word that has turned grasses to graces
Love is a word that has turned riches to nothingness
Love is a word that writers and creatives, both past and present
Have tried to make sense of by penning us different versions of their own events
So I ask myself again
What is Love?
Do we even need it?
Yet again I found no answer
I still don’t have the answers
But the fact is that
Love is a hustle
Wanted by all yet understood by a few
We all love in our own way
I can’t fault yours cause I think Mine is better
But you owe it to me
To make your love for me be the best version of itself
DO NOT OFFER IT AT ALL
DO NOT OFFER IT AT ALL!!!
I am aware even I didn’t answer the questions. Truth is love is too complicated a topic to be answered in a single article.
You can share your view of what you believe love is or should be like.