Ziphozonke

Unrequited

My open mind

My listening ear

Heard with soul

That once sweet ballad

Of you

 

You placed bare feet on a heart

Timing the beat perfectly

Syncing your leap

I sunk

My soul beneath your soles

 

Remember that night I told you the sun would return

In your time of darkness

By Sunrise

You Thanked

You Forget

You Disappeared

 

I did not love you

But

I cared

Care costs time

Time is life

So how much have you taken from me?

 

You were born to want it all

Your name says, “Give me and I shall not give back”

You lived up to this

 

Unrequited open mind


I listened

I heard

Nothing

Where did your soul go?

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