The Lie Of You And I

The Lie Of You And I

A Poem by Ben Barton

Funny, isn't it, how the people we hurt the most are the people we love the most. At least, it would be funny if it wasn't so damn painful.

This is not my home
You can't keep me trapped here
Oh God, am I trapped here?

This is not how I planned this out
How did I let this get away from me?
Oh God, get away from me

I can't pretend I didn't want it
I can't pretend I didn't know you'd hate it
I don't know if I regret it
I don't know why I even said it

But here we are
Trapped again
In the lie of You and I

© 2018 Ben Barton

Author's Note

Ben Barton
This was actually an idea I had for a song, but I can't sing, so the song becomes a poem instead - which is why the rhythm isn't obvious. It's hard to convey musical melody without a voice haha

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You could explore 'rapping' the words of your write - with perhaps adding a few here and there to bulk out the piece. having said that; I get where you are coming from with this; there are many 'trapped' in an unmeaningful relationship - best to end than eventually become an unhealthy affair (for both parties) ... :-)

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Ben Barton
Ben Barton

Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

I love words, books, and The Office. Oh, and the Queen. And Maggie Smith, who is a queen in her own right. more..