Hindsight At The Forefront

Hindsight At The Forefront

A Poem by Dark Tower

I see the pain that reflects in your eyes
Those hauntingly beautiful paintings
Capturing perfectly all you have endured in life
Perhaps I should run from it
But I am somehow drawn in
Sadness desires more sadness
And together ours bubbles over the lid
You smile when I speak to you
As if each word carries with it hope
I've been addicted to a thousand things because of what they do
But none as powerful as your smile
How can a smile not on my face
Make me so happy?
How in this age can even my naïve heart believe in such....?
Perhaps better to not describe it
Better to not acknowledge
Better to pretend that you're not happier in the moments we spend together
Better to pretend we didn't both love the night we never slept together
Pretend that if we kissed it wouldn't change our worlds
Before you I never met a woman
I'd only seen girls
I see a strength in you
That I don't think you appreciate
But if I could hold your burdens for a second to alleviate
Just to give you time to sit and see the world straight
I should have leaned over the table and kissed you the second we were alone.


© 2020 Dark Tower

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Added on June 24, 2020
Last Updated on June 24, 2020


Dark Tower
Dark Tower

Durban, South Africa