A Nameless Feeling

Ever had a feeling, one you just can’t completely name?
It crawls deep down inside of you until it drives you quite insane.
For years I still hold this secret burn; I just did not understand,
The only thing I knew for sure is that it started with just one man.
So, I went to him for answers, hoping that just maybe he would know,
Why my brain is turned to mush, although I’d never let it show.
All he could say was it was too complicated, as he stared into the sky,
As I examined this one simple word, it did not explain the “why’s.”
Like why my world went sideways every time I’d see his face,
And why I still felt sucker-punched by memories of him I can’t erase.
As years continued to fly by since he and I first met,
Why does this one, this single soul fill me with such deep regret?
I still will not name this feeling, that lives deep inside of me
I still do not know why I live with these severe doubts of agony
Complicated is the name he gives this hurtful game
But that is not a fair explanation for this longing I still won’t name.

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Lindy Shine.


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