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When she passes by it,

His heart erupts in riot…

The heart throbs,

It’s the hardest of jobs

At that point in time to keep quiet!

Been through it all before,

Each time she walks for the door…

I helped for a time

She needed mine,

A wheelchair pushing chore.

Cherishing each look,

but doing things by the  book…

Forbidden love

For an unknowing dove,

Remains for him a closed book!

Now nearly every day

His heart is stolen away…

Despite facts

He always acts

As if there were nothing to say.

(Nothing to say…!)

–Jonathan Caswell



What good would it do possibly,

To admit what can not be…

A relationship

In the bud snipped,

Another secret love to flee?

One acquaintance of his,

An attraction started to fizz…

One-way at best

At his own behest,

Mostly physical–it is.

There’s never been returned affection,

Just friendliness in his direction…

Realizing he’s caught

He suffers for naught,

There’ll never be closer connections.

She keeps her distance too,

To her own love is true…

Not too close,

Nothing to boast

Of, before its started it’s through.

Now letting the glimmer die

Is problematic–why…

He’s done this before

To shut the door

On a futile “try”.

–Jonathan Caswell