Wednesday, October 04, 2006

No Need to Explain

*cheese alert. Skip this post if you're turned off by mush. I'll be back to my usual skeptical, cynical self on the next post.

The other night you gave me reasons
Why you felt nothing for me.
We struggled with words and wrestled with emotions
As if doing so would illuminate the darkness around
So why waste words and frustrating thoughts?

Why repeat what we already know and bring up what
we don't want to?
I apologize for putting you through all that.
The only thing I want you to know is that there's no
need to explain.

So there's no need to explain
What it is I have
Or don't have
That keeps me out of your heart.

If I don't have what it takes, there's no point in
faking it
Because you should only fall for the real me.
If I find out it's something I have that I haven't
Then you should discover it without having to demand.

There's no need to explain
Why you fall for these handsome, confident and
heavenly men.
Why even those who don't last in your affections
Have had more time there than I ever had.

I don't want to be like them nor compare myself to
They are drawn to you but never fully appreciate what
they experience
I may be less confident, but it's because I'm nervous
screwing up.
My once in a lifetime chance to be with the greatest
woman alive.

But I shall keep up and surpass them, as best I can.
Becoming a better man due to pure inspiration rather
than to
And even if you find someone better than me
If he is the better man it'll be OK because you
deserve the best.

I see no need to explain
Why you should give me a chance
Why you should feel someting for me or why I am worth
What I'm going to do to make you feel the magic you
long for.

I should just
show you that I am worth a chance,
Sweep you off your feet, be trustworthy and never
And if I am unable to do so then I should just accept
that it isn't meant to be.

I will just enjoy
Being able to talk to you for hours till our throats
go dry
Blending in harmony and watching shows
Or simply sitting in the dark gazing at you by the
of the city

I just enjoy whatever time you give to me.
Whatever fun we have I seal in my heart.
I don't care why you spend any time with me
I just care that you do.

And if ever the day comes
That you finally see that no one else wants the job of

making you happy more than I do,
That you finally feel the magic and that yearning
That you feel that being with me is worth all the

Even though I'll be confounded, confused and even
About this sudden change of heart
Just come to me and let me hold you
And there'll be no need to explain.

I can see myself writing this poem (substitute a few words here and there...) Sadly though, I didn't. This was what Will gave Ces after she found out about his feelings for him (If you don't know who Will and Ces are, scroll down two entries before this one). Credit goes to Jamie Bautista of the comic book CAST. It's a bit on the overly-dramatic side (wasn't high school like that?), but more than anything, I think it's very well-written. And hits very close to home. But whatever. I hope people out there enjoy it as much as I do. (Just remember to credit the source if you decide to go a-copying and a-pasting).


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