Don't Look And It Won't Hurt

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Five years of cobwebs
decorate the hallway box
more dust at rest
fills the urn within it
that used to be your father...

Don’t look and it won’t hurt
don’t look and it won’t hurt

Your brother’s been drinking
on a fifteen year bender
so quick to lose his temper
if you ask too many questions
a snake prone upon his shoulder

Don’t look and it won’t hurt
don’t look and it won’t hurt

Your man beside you lies untouched
no communion for years now
still the love is strong between you
but something physical has broken
in desperate need of discussion

Don’t look and it won’t hurt
don’t look and it won’t hurt

I’m always here if you want to talk it through 
heaven knows, you need to
I know it’s hard to face it fully
but I’d do my best to help you

That mantra you’ve been living by
it simply isn’t true
the mantra you’ve been swearing by
quietly, it harms you

Don’t look and it won’t hurt
don’t look and it won’t hurt...

 

(Aug 2019)

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Tom

Thu 15th Aug 2019 09:11

Thanks both. I struggled (and am still struggling) with the first verse, I knew what I wanted the first and last line of the verse to be but couldn't quite get the rest of it to work; ash inside an urn inside a box in a hallway: an Inception-level nightmare!

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Don Matthews

Tue 13th Aug 2019 23:36

I echo Lisa, Tom - this is a very moving piece. Thankyou.

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Lisa C Bassignani

Tue 13th Aug 2019 22:12

Tom, so often we look the other way instead of head on into our pain, woe or loss. Yet there are others who just rant about it constantly.The hurt can be so much more for ourselves and everyone in our lives. We all experience grief and stress and we all experience it differently.
This is a very moving piece. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Lisa

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