I know a boy, who is not a man, but a gentle beast
Not much too look at, Yet he managed to catch my eye.
Whose eyes have seen life’s greatest joys and her sorrows
Chocolate brown eyes shining brighter than stars in the velvet summer nights
Or the deep raging depths of hell below on scorching summer days.
His lips pulled back over his teeth, once willing to show halfhearted smiles
Never truly smiling, just a halfhearted smile but always trying.
Loss of innocence, ending your smiles forever so young
Yet you smiled for me, and I wondered
Sun-kissed arms once wrapped me in a warm embrace
Safe and protected
Yet those same arms pushed me away
The message is clear, STAY AWAY
He is a wild beast that gives himself up to the desires and impulses of nature
Wild, Passionate, Determined, Courageous, Outspoken
Yet patient, persistent, long suffering
Quiet and watchful like an old sage
Frustration builds, tempers are tested
Away you go, No longer the gentle beast I knew
Heartache as memories resonate
Your words echo within the mind, a cruel echo
“It’s not goodbye, It’s I’ll talk to you later. I’ll never leave you.”
Is what this beast left behind