They Want You To Talk
They want you to talkTalk & talk & talk
Talk about your life
Where you have been
Where you are going.
They want you to talk
So they can talk
So that they can tell you about their life
Where they have been
Where they are going But they don't ever want to take the time
To listen They don't hear the sorrow in your voice
Or the half hearted laugh
They don't catch when your words get soft
Or your gaze turns down
When your eyes fill slowly with tears
But you smile to keep them from falling
The don't hear when your breathing gets heavy
Or when you forget to breathe all together
You let out a sigh
You space out, retreating in your head
& you have to chuckle, nod your head, & say "mmhmm" because you blanked out.
They cant tell that you're tired
That you just want someone to hold you
& listen to you as your heart sings
But they want you to talk.
Without offering solutions, or help, or support
Because they don't really care if there is fire shut up in your bones
& you hold back enough tears to extinguish every flame
They don't care if you have 1000 words to say that no one seems to understand
They want you to talk because unlike you, the silence makes the uncomfortable So when you have no words to come out your mouth or say shut up in an outburst
They look at you like an anomaly
Because they never saw you to begin with
They forgot you were even there
All they wanted was for someone to talk
So that they could talk
They always wanted to talk
No intention to listen.
They never really cared.
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