To Sit In Quicksand Might Be Safer.....

by Ben   Dec 20, 2017

I don’t think people always understand;
that for some of us, (to be that open, heartfelt guy)
isn’t as easy as it might appear to be,
that every time it’s like jumping a new
barrier a little higher than the last,
life has a way of sculpting the love
skeptic into that brooding loner
who sits in the quicksand quite content,
knowing he won’t escape it but if he stays still
he knows he won’t sink too,
that guy who expresses his feelings and
says go to hell to past experiences,
tries being open, leaving himself vulnerable,
uses up energy like you wouldn’t believe,
it’s not that difficult to pull up the drawbridge
and let no one in,
and so to make the change,
from brooder to lover,
isn’t always a straight line,
but in love we must try,
in a life without love we are planets with no orbit,
and with no Sun, we are left cold.


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  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, loved this! You really wrote the quandary of showing your emotions or living without love-well done-

  • 2 months ago

    by Michael

    A wonderful piece fella :)


  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I liked this. It's honest and highlights the frustrations faced by people looking for love. If you continue to be brave and present yourself as yourself at least you know that it's the real you that people like and when people love you it's you they love not some make believe person that doesn't exist. It puzzles me how many people pretend to be something that they are not, fall in love and then wonder why their relationship doesn't last. Because eventually the truth of who you are always comes out. An excellent write Ben. Best wishes Milly x

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Ben you strike me as the kind of guy that will tell how it is. And yes by remaining true to yourself you are often misunderstood. Without sun eventually life is not possible. Everying is turning ice cold. Feelings included. I absolutely love this. Add to my favorite. All the very best.

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