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Silence

Silence

Let's not talk of fantasy
Of moon or stars and things
Let's not talk of romance
And the heartache that it brings

Let's not talk of sleepless nights
Or times we've come to dread
Let's not talk of sexuality
Or things not left unsaid

Let's not talk such puerile thoughts
We're adults after all
Lets not talk of latent lust
Lest our duty duly fall

Let's not talk of deepened friendship
Prolonged, subdued, but more
Than passing ships in the night
Drifting to each other's shore

Let's not talk of passion
Or tightening of the chest
Let's not talk of nervousness
Or the heaving of your breast

Let's not talk of you and I
Or distance in between
Let's not talk of barriers
Of race and fear unseen

Let's not talk of making love
Of holding you in my arms
Let's not talk of my caressing you
Lest it sets off more alarms

Let's not talk of happiness
In the short time since we met
Let's not talk with open hearts
Lest the pain we should forget

Let's not talk of emptiness
Of voids left deep within
Let's not talk of stolen hours, days
Or the abyss that we'll feel in

Let's not talk of rush nor haste
Of want or fire inside
Let's not talk of my departures
Or of feelings we can't hide

Let's not talk of fantasy
Of moon or stars and things
Let's not talk of romance
For who knows what tomorrow brings

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/7/2014 7:55:00 AM
This has a classical feel to it. Romance wrapped in yearning. Wonderful.
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Thomas Mansfield
Date: 9/7/2014 8:55:00 AM
Thank you Monterey :) At that particular period in my life, my world was running the gauntlet of myriad emotions. The yearning was tempered with a reality; passion was as subdued as a forest fire would be with a thimble of water. The four poems I submitted today were all linked.. inextricably... Now I sit and smile... as we do