inside out

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    inside out

    I can see when we speak
    to each other's face
    how you lean in towards me
    and then put on the brakes
    I smile inwardly because I sense
    somehow you have tied yourself
    somewhere to a post
    and maybe you're waiting my help
    I can feel the strength in you
    cutting both ways
    one that holds you back
    the other that wants it to play
    I smile inwardly because I feel
    your guards have betrayed you
    when you put on your hide-behind
    you still move when I do
    I can believe what I read of you
    your eyes do all but say
    as I sit here speaking to you
    you've been waiting for this all day
    I smile inwardly because I know
    these feelings all too well
    only you have yet to learn
    that I too am under this spell

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    theladyz commented on inside out

    07-11-2009

    I like this! Good imagery, nice cadence. Made me smile...and remember.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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