Who Can Say?

I will forever wonder what led you
To shrink away from me. I'll wonder
How your mother learned that I
Had pledged my heart to you.
Did you tell her? If so, why, to have
Her make me stay away? You
Could have said as much, you know,
And, anyway, we were apart, but
Now you're back. What does that
Mean? You act as if I don't exist.
Does that mean that you're only
Back because you must cling to
Your mother, or have you returned
To see me, spineless, terrified of
Her, so you can look, but never
Speak? I'm clueless, though I love
You still. I never meant to cause
You trouble. I kept asking if I did,
And you'd say, “No; I want you here”
Until you didn't. Now, I wonder
Whether you are nuts, or immature,
Or just afraid.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-04-09 at 00:24

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alarian The PoetBay support member heart!
i guess he is not only back because he (the guy is the one who left, the woman is who stayed but maybe it could work the opposite way) must cling to her mother
for me he is not immature and afraid

alarian The PoetBay support member heart!
but what if he came back, didn't see her to watch her terrified and spineless of her and so he can look but never speak

i made the point that I is a female and you the man

Nancy Sikora The PoetBay support member heart!
I agree, immature and afraid.

We're all nuts.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I would go with both immature and afraid.