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Shattered

Why is it that when I look at you, you look away
The eyes are fleeing that I need to stay
Why can't we share a gaze while holding hands
My pleas are sincere but I make no demands

I'm sorry but when I met you the damage had already been done
Life is so fleeting that you accepted love on the run
Various takers that I now despise
They ate away at your heart, while staring in your eyes

You still have a strong need for love, although you don't trust
Like a snake you chose to travel the earth eating only dust
Now that the opportunity has arrived for you to see the sky
You reminisce on your past loves and avert your eyes

Each time you look away I feel the stinging stabbing of a knife
Two times to the chest, once between the shoulder blades, trying to take my life
But and then you look my way, smile, and you say my name
The sun comes out, my wounds are healed, and we start all over again

This roller coaster ride is more pain than thrills
Your turn away are always accompanied by chills
The uncertain moments, wondering if I'm allowed to touch
Knowing within myself, no one could love you this much

But then again my heart lies as shattered glass upon the floor
As i risk the pain of reaching for your hand just once more
Was there something there, and was your fingertips caught in my grasp
Did you return my stare and repaired the broken glass

I dream at night of simply holding you tight
There by candle light, we are each other's only sight
We will discuss our comforts and ward off each other's frights
And upon waking tomorrow morning, I'm truly allowed to love you with all of my might
 
 
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