Friday, February 12, 2010

February 12, 2010 - Walking On A Wire

Walking On A Wire

I go through each day with you
Like I am walking on a wire
Myself I put aside
To meet what you require

These eggshells you have in front of me
Strewn about on this path
I walk around and attempt not to crush
As I carefully avoid your wrath

You have placed a muzzle on my mind
And I am afraid to speak what is there
So I never say what I really mean
And I know that you don't care

This Mona Lisa smile here on my face
I put there to appear serene
When inside I feel that I am losing it
Because I can't say or show to you
How I really feel or what I mean

Neva Flores 2010


Phill Senters said...

A good poem depicting an awful relationship.. No one should have to suffer such a life.

Kate Smedley said...

The title of this poem is such an apt description, a moving poem, no-one should suffer this, Phill is right.

phyllis said...

This is too on target--- You write -- so well--

BBB said...

I walked that wire for many years until I finally jumped off of it into a new, free world! Wonderfully stated Neva!

Anonymous said...

The pain or distress of suffering is not what you would wish for anyone. These words depict the authors escapism from the past