I Couldn't

October 21, 2012
By Doctor_elisa PLATINUM, Columbia, South Carolina
Doctor_elisa PLATINUM, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"There are limitations and there are protocols and I’ve been warned that I’m not supposed to threaten or beg for pieces of someone’s soul."

Richard Siken, ‘The Long and Short of It

"My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean" -unknown


I was going to write you something beautiful
something to describe the way I feel about you
what you do to me
and I sat here with my pencil poised above the paper
and my mind was blank
I couldn’t think of the words to describe
the equation, the paradox that is you

I couldn’t fathom the words to describe
how when I see you
my heart jumps and my mind races and my body hums
all because I see you, you’re there
you’re finally there

I couldn’t bring myself to explain
how I sometimes wonder if you’re nothing more than a
dream - a beautiful figment of my imagination
Did I dream you up darling?
Am I asleep?

I couldn’t begin to imagine
how to explain
that when you touch me, your skin against mine
every thought is driven from my mind
you’re all I can feel, all I can see
the only person, only thing
whose existence matters to me

I wasn’t able to dream up the words
to properly explain to you
how much love my heart - my soul - holds for you
how that kiss stole the breath from my lips
and your voice quiets the demons in my mind

I guess there’s really only one thing
one simple little phrase that I can say
to properly explain how I feel about you
because there is no hope of me untangling my feelings
and stringing them into words
not where you’re concerned

I guess what I want to say
Is no matter where you are or
what you go through
just remember
I love you



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