In Your Silence I Hear

Romance Languages

I see your pride and know you hide your pain.

You self-sedate and chase the numbing dreams.

You sway ever so slightly in the soul’s opiates.

It’s dangerous but I know you‘ll be fine eventually.  


It hurts to watch you waste away your time,

Using it to hide from suffering.

I turn away, trying to hide my eyes,

I gently try to forgive the little things.


You pull away and keep a distance now.

It’s probably to protect one of us somehow.  

I stay here, respecting the sanctity of the space.

Your return is worth waiting for, if you return.


I’m missing something humans have that makes a good companion.

I don’t know what it is, but I am easy to abandon.

I‘m waiting patiently to see if you come back to me.

I wouldn’t normally be this easy, but you evoke this side of me.


Once upon a decade ago I stood where you are now,

You sweetheart, I will give you every cushion for your fall,

Your petty sins you commit today are nothing

To my Devil’s battles and bargains amidst that harrowing.


If I can atone for the writhing Death within me,

I will gently bolster your placid return to the living.  

I will clean up the messes and dust off the photos

And assume the tears fall only when I’m not around.  


And I won’t mention it.  

allets's picture

I Recognize

they syndrome. Delicately written, a gentle offering. Well said - slc



and_hera_met_zeus's picture

Thanks Stella

It happens to everyone that lives long enough.  :(  

SSmoothie's picture

Wow that was very deep.

Wow that was very deep. Immersive. Impressive! Hugss 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

and_hera_met_zeus's picture

Thanks ssmoothie!

I appreciate it!!!

Sandy11's picture

Beautifully written

yes, having been through similar sadness we understand it better. That doesn’t make it easier, just recognizable. I’m still amazed at how beautiful you can write your poetry. 

and_hera_met_zeus's picture

Awww thanks!!!

I think I get it from my mom ;)