Painful Words

Truth knocks at the door

quietly he enters

you've heard his voice before

you quiver at the sentence


Those words you cannot say

you choose to write them down

read by a family betrayed

you paint smiles over their frowns


Behind the gentle face

lies darkness disguised

the words leave a sour taste

crooked pictures left behind


Hide yourself from the crowd

who ask awkward questions

when, where and how?

as answers hurt relations


Fear knocks at the door

freezing up your senses

you've seen his face before

in the field of broken fences

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Jeff Dawson

Sun 17th Aug 2008 17:59

Hi Richard, really like this, quite mysterious but I can identify with the fear, just one thing should this line say - 'who ask YOU awkward questions'? - just thought word 'you' missing, cheers jeff

<Deleted User> (5646)

Fri 15th Aug 2008 22:50

I enjoyed reading this one too.
I can relate to truth knocking at your door and the last two lines create so much imagery for me, it's a shame the poem isn't a bit longer.

I want to cry now, for the memory, but i'm determined not to.
Love Janet.x

<Deleted User> (4446)

Fri 15th Aug 2008 18:47

mysterious poem which I enjoyed reading.

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