|Perhaps (standard:poetry, 217 words)|
|Author: J. Nicklaus||Added: Dec 20 2004||Views/Reads: 1909/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|You want to say it, but you can't|
PERHAPS What is it That which makes us abdicate our depth of true emotion for safer shallows That which makes the heart ache and yearn While the other cheek we turn The whole of ourselves self-evident But what do others see What is it Which makes us surround a white-hot ember with a ring of stones Secretly, quietly preventing the honest truth from escaping How long Must a fool suffer inflicted usurpations To maintain a charade for fear of loss How many times can warmth and comfort give way To darkness, sad and cold To languish in forlorn perpitude Hearts words never told To know and not have To desire, but to hide Relegated to the shadows The truth that's locked inside Unquenchable langorous thirst Infallible and just Never able to drink its want Each glance a piercing thrust Upon a soul which knows all to well Forever its been cursed In time to arrive far too late Affliction to be nursed What is it Which keeps my tongue still To feel the burn of which I may never speak Easy to give in and die To the victor, the vanquished weak A heart that longs but must be silent Feelings contained I cannot free Just feeling close to another Perhaps, should be good enough for me Tweet
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