Lyndsey Grant

Don'T Hurt Me - Poem by Lyndsey Grant

How can you know me
When I don't know myself
I guess I'll take your word for it
Or maybe I'll twist it into my own terms
Fragile weave of truths spun into distorted patterns
I see them
Iridescent strings of hope
Colliding with bitterness
Rays of lies wrapped in infinite truths
Day and night
Love and hate
Spun into a macabre of uncertainty
How can you be certain
When all I've shown you is flesh and skin
I've never let you in
I don't even know if there's anyone home
To answer
If you did come knocking
Tap tap tap
I see the lights
But who turned them on
They glow and flicker
Left lingering
Anticipating your arrival
I've been breathing for survival
And now you say it doesn't have to be that way
Will you take away the sad days
Because when it rains it pours
And I can't tell when the sun will shine again
Or if it ever has
I can offer you all of me
But give you none of me
I'm still searching for me
You say you know me?
Then show me
I'll try and put my faith
In you
And in return I ask
Don't hurt me

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  • (3/12/2007 3:25:00 PM)

    An excellently put together work Lyndsey. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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