SashSash

Russian Federation

I'm 17... I remember writing poems at 6, so I guess I've been in this for a while...
I write poems, prose and literally anything there is to write. Dark, lyrical, comedy, kids... name it.
I'd appreciate comments/critique soooo much!

Message to Readers

A little inside dialogue.

Shy and Hidden

May 20, 2017

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Hard to start,
And harder to continue.

Lips on lock,
Holding emotions in you.

You will hide,
lie, smile, be shy and quiet...
And understand
That least of all, you want to hide.

You sit alone,
In complete silence.
Surrounded by loud thoughts.
You try, to hold, to hide them,
And you hide them in your words...

Letter by letter,slowly
they come out of the darkness.

Line by line, they suddenly
come to life in ink.

«I know,» you write « that loneliness
Is never the right answer...
But my lips are locked
And, in time, I’ve lost the key.»

You know you want to say it;
You know you want to talk.
But paralyzing shyness
Whispers «You are not that strong!»

It stops you:
«You don’t know them, fool!
And they won’t bother too.
Who wants to know somebody
So quiet and dull like you?»

You know you want to fight it,
You don’t want to hide!
«I’m not! You’re wrong!
You don’t know them!
They could be-» or they might--

You’re beaten,
Shyness knows, and it will whisper on:
«They could be nice, you’ll think...
But what if you are wrong?
Who knows what they will think of you?
Who knows what they will say?
Not you, for sure, you don’t know them!
Why risk, when you can stay?»

You know you want to talk;
You know you shouldn’t hide.
But shyness whispers on,
And holds you back in fright.

«Who knows if they will like me?
Not me, for sure!» you write
«Why risk? I’ll just stay hiding.»
you’re thinking, out of sight.

Emotions crowd within you.
You want to cry out loud...

You’re beaten, shy and hidden,
Waiting to be found.

For now, you let thoughts go
And line themselves on paper.
I hide them in my poems:
«You must find her. And save her.»

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