A Poem by GoldenHour

I want to hide you away.

I want to guard you from anything

That may do you any kind of harm

And I want to cup my hands around you

So that no one else can see your light

And try to take you away from me.

I want to hide you because

You are beautiful.

You make me miss places I've

Never been and you make me miss people

I've never met

And you make me want to speak in languages I've never

Heard before, just by the way you talk

And smile

And gesture with your hands.

I want to hide you because

I am greedy, and loving you

Shakes things inside me

That I thought I'd proven

Were quite solid.

I lose focus when I am with you and

It throws me completely off-balance,

You do that to me,

And it scares me.

I want to hide you because

You are precious.

You are a daily reminder that if a person sifts through the dirt long enough,

If she combs through it with her fingers and

Removes all the grime and the mud,

She will eventually find gold.

I want to hide you because

I am selfish. I believe I have the right

To keep you, to make you unquestionably and irreversibly


To hold you close and let your light

Pour down my throat and hope

That some will stay inside me forever.

I want to hide you because

I am not foolish enough to think

That all people are like you on the inside.

You are something rare -

You shine in the dark, reflecting a million colours

That other people will never see.

I would like to keep you to myself

For so many reasons.

I can only hope that you want to

Hide me, too.

© 2018 GoldenHour

Author's Note

I wrote this a few years ago and never published it anywhere. I hope you enjoy it.

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These dulcet words are very compelling. The complimentary way of speaking about this person is so refreshing. The poem it's self has a warm and almost nurturing vibe. The person who it is directed to must feel very flattered. Lovely poem, well done. :)

Posted 9 Months Ago

i enjoyed the honesty in this, it's like a confessional. the way you put together love and obsession&greed together makes your poem relatable. lovely read.

Posted 9 Months Ago

honesty and beauty here. You've taken a complex feeling and made it understandable and accepted. sometimes you can't really tell the difference between greed and love. great read

Posted 9 Months Ago

When you feel you have something special it's in your nature to want to keep it for yourself.what you wrote you may feel is selfish but it's also honest and beautiful. Well done

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

thanks for reading! i agree with you. i was playing with the themes of light and dark, painting the .. read more
this is my life right now, thanks !

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

i hope it all works out for you, and thank you!

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6 Reviews
Added on January 1, 2018
Last Updated on January 1, 2018
Tags: freestyle, love, poem, light, dark