Justin Merrill

Rookie (July 1990 / California)

I'M Afriad - Poem by Justin Merrill

I love you,
the words that bliss your heart,
constantly out of my mouth.

I know I don't show you,
but I do...

I'm just afriad,
afriad of others,
what they will say, do.

My heart aches,
I hope you know.
Don't go,
I will try to change my way.

It just that I'm afraid of
you, what you think.

You may think I'm avoiding things,
but I'm avioding misery,
for the both of us.

Don't go,
I need you,
I love you,
It's just that I'm...
Afraid.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 9, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 8, 2006


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