Treasure Island

Leria Hawkins

(39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

Tin Man


Tin Man
Date: August 6,2014

It was winter when I found you
Rusting by the well
One sip and I was taken
To a place beneath your spell
I feigned a cool indifference
Unaffected by your charms
Believed that I was prudent
Was certain, there's no harm
A chat is just a chat, you see
On the road to nowhere fast
And a wink is just a wink
When it isn't meant to last
Yet, days turned into months
Months rolled into years
And with the passing seasons
The lines no longer clear
You held me to a fire
That kept me burning bright
With promise cloaked in shadows
And whispers in the night
You knew my depth of passion
Was more than you could stand
Yet you clung so tightly
To my heart, but not my hand
You reveled in adulation
Born of my deep desires
But failed to share the fury
That kept me on the wire
You wallowed in the honey
You hung on every word
But I did all the singing
While you remained unheard

It was winter when I found you, dear
Rusting by the well
And in winter I will leave you
To the hollow of your shell…

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Copyright © 2014 Leria Hawkins, All Rights Reserved

Submitted: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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