Muted Blue

I’ll hold this place for her loving faintly,
fragile, and tepid outer layer
veils so thinly
a gorgeous core shining bright and quietly
Her eyes say more
than lips betraying her thoughts
as they swirl to intriguing depth.
I dive, plunge deeply-secretly
wading in thought’s waters
loving the expanded borders
hidden beyond your rippled surface.
As birds singing, primp their rehearsed tune,
your diamond shines reluctant
from realities igneous tomb

I wan’t to know the words she’s trapped in blue
fluttering chests locked tightly when nervous
posture tells of something more.
Hushed often before,
and muted now
to repress your heart…it’s hard to breathe
as you selfconsciously hold your breath

Move those lips to mine
and whisper each trapped caption
your mind froze but never lost,
open the soul to feeling once more
like blood reddening air exposure
freeing the absence of feeling
replaced with this tuned in euphoria
blaring melodies warm and familiar to our ears

I knew a girl once who hardly said a word. She was timid and shaking any time she had to raise her voice. She was delicate and lovely.
I found out that she was abused by about everyone she ever had feelings for. I met her boyfriend-I beat him senseless-she ran back the next day crying.
The next time I saw her she was bruised and beaten. I couldn’t save her. Not just physically-how do you rescue a battered soul?


  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    well to be honest, having suffered the same sort of abuse, i learned the hard and excruciating way, that no one can save you except yourself. Just the fact that I can comment on this so openly shows me how far i have come.
    Your heart is beautiful Steve.

  • Hathor
    Hathorover 4 years ago

    you don’t. you can’t. either they will make it…or they won’t.
    my mother never learned, I’d like to say I did. you have to have guts of fucking steel for getting through; and a resolve to match.
    well said, man.

  • WolfSoul
    WolfSoulover 4 years ago

    Sad story dude, I lived with a couple like that, their my friends, and I did what you did thinking I was helping her and it all seemed lost when she also took him back.
    But, after a did that he stopped the shit and now their happy and he’s a great person now. Strange, but other situations are different.
    THis is well written Steve, well done man ;

  • gabbybear
    gabbybearover 4 years ago

    Such a deep write, really great job. Bless her loving heart. How can one be so cruel to one so delicate? It’s so very depressing to hear of such stories, and I hope others will learn from this. I really like the descriptive details. Well done Steve.

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 4 years ago

    Steve, very moving and powerful. You’re a talented and gifted writer. You’ve got a kind spirit and soul.

  • Jet ...
    Jet ...over 4 years ago

    ohh how terrible. but beautifully written by someone who obviously cares so much!

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