I pretended to be sleeping, .... through long hours of the night
Across the milky-way, you slept, 'til dark became the light
I could hear your quiet breathing, .... in the rekindling of dawn
sighing empty words we never said, just the rustle of the bed
where I pretended to be sleeping,
buried deep, in pillows weeping
Knowing you were close, beside me,
...pretending something, too
The night was dark and lonely, as cold as two hearts grieving
Exhausted love, that could not sleep, is weary love that we can't keep
A love that's running out of breath,
is brushing death too soon...
I pretended to be sleeping, but could hear my own heart breaking....
I stayed awake to hear your breath,
But now, afraid of footsteps leaving
A branch against the window glass, is scratching to come in
As if to pry, the words, "goodbye", that is carried in the wind
I pretended to be sleeping, but, I can't ignore the sunrise
The day arrives, without disguise, I must face it now, and ask it why?
You have turned your back, as if to hide
Pretending something too....
For Debbie's Contest: Songs to Poetry
"I Can't Make You Love Me, If You Don't" by Bonnie Rait
("Turn down the lights, turn down the bed, turn down the voice in my head...inspired the turning a back on love)