Tongue Tied

How hard can it be to put a few words together

to let you know

I will love you forever.

But every time I want to my tongue gets tied

and I end up embarrassed

and feel the need to run and hide.

You look at me in puzzlement and must

think it’s strange

yet you still turn up on the next date we arrange.

Maybe you do have strong feelings for me

and have the patience to wait

until my tongue breaks free.

You can tell by my eyes what it is I want to say

and you know you will hear

those words someday.

                                                    ~ Patrick Doran

                                                          Wexford, Ireland

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