Turn on a Light

February 15, 2009
By Tim Lawson BRONZE, Lenexa, Kansas
Tim Lawson BRONZE, Lenexa, Kansas
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I have felt this before
This frenzied barrage of meaningless conclusions

I have lived through how my eyes
See your eyes
Seeing mine
I have tried to read between the lines
Of your inquisitive eyebrows
I have tried to peek into your head
Yet ended up peeking back into my own

I know the choice that must be made

So today I will become
Desperate or Numb
Insatiable or Replaceable
'Cause I've spent years
Building this barricade of distractions
Around myself

Between me and your darkness
Lies a comfortable existence
Where everything is as it seems

So I wish, more than anything,
You would turn on a light
And remove all of the shadows and illusion
The traps and confusion
Let me see the inner workings of your heart

So that I can understand you
And understand Me


The author's comments:
This is my first stab at writing poetry. Any feedback helps!

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