Friends Don't Speak Aloud

Friends Don't Speak Aloud

A Poem by Antoñyo
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another random thing written just now

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Stop it, would you, please!  
Don't look at me that way. 
With those eyes of yours 
all soft and pleading 
as if you needed to be held.  
I am the friend, not the one. 
but the one you could never love. 
I am the safe landing 
when you decide to leap, 
not the reason you took to the air. 
I am the slow song that soothes, 
makes you want to live one more day. 
The comforter that warms your bones 
like the glass of wine when you're alone. 
I am home. Just home. 
Not the adventurous places  
you desire to go. 
I am the man between the men 
that make you swoon. 
I am the neighbor, not the celebrity 
and it would help if I were gay, 
but no, you're right in thinking 
that I could be led on. 
So please, don't look at me that way. 
With those eyes of yours
all soft and teary. 
I know you need to be held, 
but I am tired now, tired of hope. 
because I am the friend, not the one. 
The one you could never love. 
I am here, I am home, 
and young hearts don't stay home. 


© 2016 Antoñyo



Author's Note

Antoñyo
It's probably a 'working' title and I'm open to suggestions for a new one.

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Love it. It doesn't matter if you've written it in 10 minutes or 10 days. I was moved by the emotions it brings. Thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Antoñyo

1 Year Ago

I appreciated your generous review, Thank you
"I am the safe landing
when you decide to leap,
not the reason you took to the air"

As a whole, this is lovely. It is riddled with a few cliches ( not a bad thing at all ), but that quote I pulled from above is beautiful and very well written. Well done sir!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Antoñyo

1 Year Ago

Thanks for stopping by
I think it could be called "The One" or "I Am". But I agree with what the title says, friends should never speak aloud. The whole piece is fantastic though. Great job! I want to read more from you.

--Em

Posted 1 Year Ago


Antoñyo

1 Year Ago

Sorry being this late...Your words are appreciated, Thanks
This piece has a lot of potential for greatness. I love the sheer amount of emotion this piece portrays. Thank you so much for sharing, well done

Posted 1 Year Ago


Antoñyo

1 Year Ago

Ah, thanks, but your words are too generous for a piece written randomly in less than 10 minutes. Th.. read more

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Antoñyo

City of Angels and Rams, CA



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