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Caught Off Guard edited into audio

Poetry By: Shannan Browne
Poetry



There are voices resounding in the brain when you're caught off guard...


Submitted:Jul 5, 2014    Reads: 13    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   


Caught Off Guard

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My day was perfectly planned

With meetings all over the place

No room to breathe or make mistakes

I was busy keeping busy.

And then you walked in …

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I couldn't find the words.

Time froze to match my heart.

I didn't know where to start.

You stood there, confused, so I excused,

I pulled it together, then returned bemused.

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I'm logical - so where are my thoughts?

I'm organised - no, still, no connection…

Business! Business! Not emotion!

Too late; you held my attention.

Your eyes smiled - sorry what was the question?

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Your voice - don't ever stop talking.

Your honesty - perfumed my air.

Your dinner plans? - Oh! Wish I was there.

You're doing nothing? - Ah! My pleasure!

Where's my mind? Pull it together!

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The hour's gone? No, surely no.

It's cold out there, it's best not to go,

There's so much I still have to say;

Please don't leave me, please don't go away.

A last question: Can I keep you…

Please stay





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