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Disculpa


If I thought you'd understand,
I think I'd say I'm sorry,
and I would beg apology
for letting who you are
bring out the worst in me.

Angels of our better nature
can be silenced by our fears,
betrayed by base desires,
and vanquished by a vanity
that turns us into liars.

If I thought that you would get it,
I'd say that I get you:
the imperative of safety,
the urge to hide your weaknesses
from monsters such as me.

But everyone's a bogeyman
when you fear the fiend in you.
Believe the garbage you’ve been sold
and encase yourself in plastic,
lest your true self be told.

Today no new ideas
will gain traction in your mind.
So draw a knife, deny,
let no one testify.
Keep your pretense.
(all defense)
I’ll wish you well
and walk on by.

This is a Three Word Wednesday post.

4 comments:

Sheilagh Lee said...

Wow powerful I love this

June 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Laurie Kolp said...

Sounds like a great idea.

June 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM
oldegg said...

I suppose the important thing in a relationship is not to lose your own personality and certainly don't try to change the other one's either.

June 27, 2013 at 1:19 AM
Alice Audrey said...

I'd walk on by too.

June 27, 2013 at 1:35 AM