Silenced Minds

It started with a confession

“I love you”

But what about-

“I love you”

As far as he was concerned, it started with a kiss

Lust or “love” clouted our minds inciting forgetfulness  

A door slightly cracked open, waiting for an invasion of privacy

I took it as an invitation, he sat back shocked

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It started with a clichè

He being a football player, You being captain of the squad

I sat in the bleachers, slightly optimistic but prepared for failure

I didn't have a chance

It started with an infidelity

He cheated for the ten millionth time, I comforted you in the stall

You reapplied your makeup and left

I was surprised you knew my name when I next saw you

It started with a crush

I made you blush, you called me beautiful

He called me a dyke and took you away

I cried all the way home

It started with truancy

“Come with me, we need a day off”

But what about-

“Hey, this stays between me and you”

It started with a movie

You moved your hand on my thigh, I pretended not to notice

“I'm going to break up with him”

I smiled due to the small victory. I knew you wouldn't but, you thought about it

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It started with anger

“You dumb dyke bitch”

You jumped to throw on clothes, but I wasn't ashamed

He was livid

It started with a wind up

He slugged you in the face, and you screamed

I was frozen

Did that really just happen?

It started with a shove

It was me this time, but you were already too far away

He pushed you closer to the staircase

A slide across carpet and there you went

It started with a bounce

Your head, then your body

I screamed, he ran out the house

There was so much blood

It started with a call

You were taken, I quickly followed

He couldn't be found

It wasn't looking to good for you

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It started with a knock

He was trapped… you were trapped

We all were

Irrational thoughts invaded his mind and he took the pistol off the wall

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It started with life being pumped into you

You weren't awake, I was lost

We were both alive

He was shot dead

It started with a confession

“I love you too”

It was finally time to wake up

And we started over with a kiss

 

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