(Un)Ashamed

(Un)Ashamed

A Poem by Ryan

Forever ashamed of myself:
Wants, dreams, desires,
laid to waste for the certainty of love and likability. 
But
How can I be loved if all I do is give, devote myself to another?
How can I love if I neglect my own needs?

Tonight I break tradition.
Tonight I stand on the bar and drunkenly sing 
karaoke to express my love.
I'll take your hand, disregard fear of your reaction,
knowing it's what I want, and that that's all it takes.
I'll hope it's enough to persuade, focusing not on 
the prospect of failure, but on smooth, warm skin,
awkward smiles and laughter,
Look into eyes deep and mysterious, and enjoy the fall,
knowing you'll either catch me,
or I'll swim away to dive another day.

© 2014 Ryan


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Ryan
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College student interested in poetry, but too shy to admit it. My poetry is a little dark sometimes, and other times it is very lighthearted. All of the poems I have up are here to be reviewed. Ev.. more..

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