Elephant in the room

Capturing Cupid
You told me that you cared for me But I already knew it to be true Though you never saw just how much My own heart begged for you Your eyes betrayed your secret When they’d alight upon my face And fire at those who came too close Or look away with too much haste Yes, I knew you loved ...

My person

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A loving voice Cooing in my ear And warm arms Holding me near Calm in a crisis Strong in a fight Protecting me My sturdy knight A living promise I’ll be okay An easy smile That makes my day Kissing my brow Stroking my cheek Getting me through Another week With teasing jokes To make me laugh And gentle words To melt my heart Thanks for being My everything And each day Making my heart sing.

The Magician

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You swept me up in your magic Your quirks, your mystery Blindfolded, you led me on With practiced sensuality Till I believed I loved you And that you loved me too But it was all just smoke and shadows And soon you had vanished too.

The spotlight

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All of these years later Though our lives have completely changed You still look at me the way you did Before we became estranged I’m standing in a crowd But I feel your eyes on me Staring with such intensity Though I don’t know what you see I haven’t become beautiful I’m not acting sweet But to you, I seem ...

Where?

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I’m all sobbed out, I’m broken I’ve never felt like this before Then I look up and see you Standing, staring, at the door You cross the room in two strides And collect me in your arms Hug and hold me close to you Say I’m safe from any harm You rock me like a child Whisper in my ear ...

Quiet discontent

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There’s a feeling that creeps up on me In the early hours of the morn A quiet kind of discontent Like a dying phoenix song And though I try to quash it Eerily it stays Dampening my feelings Whispering for change It hints that something’s missing I am yet unfulfilled There’s unspent passion to be realised And fast, before it’s ...

Men who look like you

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I never liked men who look like you Like they always know just what to do Hair carefully styled with the latest goo Pants, shoes and shirt, shiny and new I like my men weird, and awkward too Quirky and lanky and witty and lewd I don’t want a square, I don’t want a prude I’d prefer someone who’s slightly ...

Bubble of love

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He’s worshipping me with his lips With his hands and with his kiss He’s looking at me with adoring eyes Staring hard like I’m a prize Holding me like he can’t let go Saying he loves me to my core From the top of my head To the tip of my toe From my entire body To each and every ...

Red hot air balloon

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Riding your thermal currents In my red hot air balloon Lifted swiftly through the air Oh, how you make me swoon! Powered by the fire That’s lighting up my heart Climbing higher and higher I don’t ever want to be apart But oh no, what’s happening? Suddenly, I feel so cold I am lost and I am shaken An icy ...

In the balance

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I remember shivering in your presence With a kind of repressed glee Because a part of me envisioned Everything that we could be And my life hung in the balance Depending on my move But I couldn’t lift a finger Because it would be wrong to prove That you were my soulmate And I could be your sun And we ...

Encounters with Aladdin

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You took me off my pedestal And you placed me on the ground And as I lay between your feet I felt so safe and sound You looked into my eyes so long Like you could read my soul And in opening my heart to you I discovered it was whole You pulled away the satin curtains To reveal a ...

Tied to you

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You throw your lasso clear and far It lands tight around my waist And try as I might to pull away You keep me in this place I’m trying hard to forget you I’m desperate to move on But you have this hold on me And so my heart is torn It isn’t fair – you chose her You left ...

Lonelier than being alone

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I see you in all your colour I see you right up close And each day I fall harder And it makes me more morose Because you are so close to me And yet you’re out of reach And no matter what I tell my heart No matter what I preach Every time I see you laugh with glee Dance ...

Puppet of habit

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You touch but you don’t feel me You’re cold in my arms You look but you don’t see me I don’t hold any charm You’re mentally removed A puppet of habit I search for some love I try so hard to grab it But I’m a stranger to you The one creature I crave The one person whose life I ...

Tempted

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Don’t turn those wicked eyes on me Like I’m the only thing you see Like you’ve been waiting all your life For a girl like me to end your strife Don’t tease me with your witty words Don’t cut my heart up into thirds Don’t look me up and down like that Don’t disagree when I say I’m fat Don’t ...

Tempted

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Don’t turn those wicked eyes on me Like I’m the only thing you see Like you’ve been waiting all your life For a girl like me to end your strife Don’t tease me with your witty words Don’t cut my heart up into thirds Don’t look me up and down like that Don’t disagree when I say I’m fat Don’t ...

Back into the lion’s den

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I walked back into the lion’s den Though I feared I may be mauled again I wiped my tears and held my head high I tried so hard to believe the lie That everything would be fine this time That you’d spare my body and my mind That the scars I bore would quickly heal That you would love me ...

Back into the lion’s den

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I walked back into the lion’s den Though I feared I may be mauled again I wiped my tears and held my head high I tried so hard to believe the lie That everything would be fine this time That you’d spare my body and my mind That the scars I bore would quickly heal That you would love me ...

Picture in my head

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There’s a picture in my head Like a knife in my gut I just can’t escape it I’m stuck in its rut It’s a picture of you And a picture of him A picture that pains A picture that brings Heartache and hurt Rage and misery too Every time I see you – I can’t not see it too This picture of him And this picture of you I can’t keep living with The picture of you two.

Picture in my head

Capturing Cupid
There’s a picture in my head Like a knife in my gut I just can’t escape it I’m stuck in its rut It’s a picture of you And a picture of him A picture that pains A picture that brings Heartache and hurt Rage and misery too Every time I see you – I can’t not see it too This picture of him And this picture of you I can’t keep living with The picture of you two.