I wanted to say I love you

I wanted to say I love you

The words stuck in my craw

Too soon. Too much. Too soon.

The bursting need to utter them

Stutter them.

Stammer. Stammer. Stammer.

The words were a hammer in my soul.

How overwhelming this fire, this desire

I couldn’t lie with you and lie to you

Pretend you are less when you are more

So much more.

How can this be ?

I l ooo…. I can’t. I won’t. I can’t.

So I stare at you in terrible silence

Daring you to say it first

Read my mind, fool!

But you just smile

And I fall deeper.

(C) Slumpless

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7 thoughts on “I wanted to say I love you

  1. Amaan Khan July 20, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    This one really hit home. So relatable. 😭

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    • slumpless July 20, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      I’m both glad and sorry if you know what I mean 😊😢

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      • Amaan Khan July 21, 2018 / 3:57 am

        Oh aw. That’s ok! 🙌 It was bitter sweet, but more in the sweet side! 😃

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      • slumpless July 21, 2018 / 5:58 am

        Ha 🙂 well that’s something ! I’m glad. Here’s to being true to your feelings… bitter and sweet 🍋🍭

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