As adults we hide our feelings,

Let fear do our dealings,

Cripple us, defeat us,

Make us weak.


Sitting here beside you,

I wonder if you see him too,

The elephant in the room,

Getting bigger by the minute.


I envision our phantom selves,

And my mind begins to delve,

Into the conversation,

We should be having.


When did we become so weak?

Avoidance our strength at peak?

When did we stop being honest

And start playing games?


When did things become complicated?

Feelings become implicated,

Relationships become dilapidated

Homes where nothing prospers?


When did love become a crutch?

Caring become too much?

When did we become such

Emotionally inept people?


I wish we were kids again,

And allowed to express our pain,

Allowed to say our share,

Be honest without care,

Of being told we are: