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Poem: Too Afraid To Feel

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"I Won't Last A Day Without You" by The Carpenters

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I want to curl up in a ball
and never come out,
to hide from the pain
I am feeling.

I want to feel your magic hugs
to chase the turmoil away,
but they are full of anger
leaving me in despair.

I want to stop crying
but I cannot,
I want to smile and laugh
but I am too weak,
I want to enjoy my life
but I cannot see the rainbow.

I wish you had not changed
but I cannot turn back,
I miss your loving arms around me
but I cannot forget the hatred
in the words you spoke.

I want to believe in you
but I cannot bear this pain in my heart,
I want to feel alive again
but I am too afraid
to take a chance.

"Nobody Knows" by Kevin Sharp

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 16, 2019:

Thank you, Lorna.

I think sometimes it is better to walk away, although you will still feel pain in that too.

Thanks for reading.

Lorna Lamon on September 16, 2019:

This powerful poem shows the turmoil and fear of giving someone another chance. Sometimes it's better to walk away.