Sheila Papaleo

Rookie (July 29,1966 / Philadelphia, PA)

I Wish You Knew - Poem by Sheila Papaleo

I wish you knew…
How much it hurts when you turn away,
Refusing to look into my eyes,
How it stabs at my heart when words,
The only things I have,
Fall, meaningless, to the floor, unheard.
I wish you knew…
The sting of warm tears against a cold face,
The salty taste of sadness.
The desperate helplessness I feel as my world
Slowly slips from my grasp.
I wish you knew…
How much I need to be a part of your life,
To fall asleep nestled in your warmth.
How empty the nights are when I’m alone,
Sleeping fitfully in a cold bed.
I wish you knew…
How hard it is to find someone
Who loves so deeply,
Hurts so fiercely,
And loves so truly.
Perhaps someday you’ll know…

Comments about I Wish You Knew by Sheila Papaleo

  • (6/11/2005 10:05:00 PM)

    Thank you for your nice's nice to know that someone else has felt this way! (Report) Reply

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  • (5/21/2005 2:54:00 AM)

    This is a LOVELY poem! ! ! loved it! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 21, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 21, 2005

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