I have been found out…
pathetic there i stand too defeated to even try to remember
how upright i stood.
How every one of your innocent encouragements were in vain
nothing was to match my ego
revelling in all its undeserved glory.
The extent of your pity stings me, needles me, rips me apart
how cruel that this pain is not rescuingly fatal
it stays so that i must endure your forced praise.
Every bit of expectation and attention
that which let me gloat
and simper in all smugness
now causes to wrench slowly the very heart that burst with pride.
Your eyes too deep they are
they see too much in me…
i cannot stand how they enter and see
yet fail to acknowledge
but acknowledged it stays
within the very wavering of your glance
The very silence that falls when you ask and i stay soundless
soundless so that you may hear the screams of humiliation that rack me within
as you continue to wipe away tears that i cannot touch
let its vain salt burn the very face that is unable to utter Truth.
After having read this again I have to say that the bit about the eyes is haunting…
Thank you for the re-read =)
I love the last two lines.
Thank you for the clarification Eric =) Much appreciated!
….I told you so…
But you presented it so eloquently. Great post 🙂
Thank you Eric for your comment, but am a bit confused, you told me what so? Please do tell =) Take care, Que
Your poem touches on times when someone cautioned us but we choose to ignore. Hence the “I told you so”…but you captured it in verse – that is how I read it.
emotions burst out in a good way….persevering warmth of soul’s voice….beautiful one….:)
Thank you Pawan =)