your tears fill my bed with pain
your pretty little face destroys me
a simple ending to a pleasant night.
your naked skin beautifies the room.
a soft red light warms.
i brush your cheek with the gentlest of hands
& your silken tear forces me to shed my pain.
we sit in silence.
a self-destructive mess no end in sight.
a single kiss would end such pain
a sweet smile to close the book.
i hold you close and feel you shake
a shudder aches in each stolen sob.
i question you and ask you why
i remember the fights that came before.
i ask the world outside to save our souls
to end the bitterness that now exists.
your skin so smooth its cold and shakes
frustrated mind that lashes out.
how can i save myself or you?
i need your love and that is all
i can’t see why you must go.
your innocence frightens me
& my careless talk destroys you.
i ask once more and silence falls
a humbled pause that stops my breath
a broken car that will not start
a tortured love that fell apart.
~ she walked away in tears
(c) Ed Simkins