The Hardest Word to Say

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Circling
Wandering
Lingering
You said it’s almost time
I said the decision’s mine
My eyes resolute
My hands never loosened
You’d got to go your way
And so you turned away
I never let go
I never let the word slip
I never let myself go

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2 thoughts on “The Hardest Word to Say

  1. This love
    So violent
    So fragile
    So tender
    So desperate
    This love
    Beautiful like the day
    And bad like the weather
    When the weather is bad
    This love so true
    This love so beautiful
    So happy
    So joyous
    And so ridiculous
    Trembling with fear like a child in the dark
    And so sure of itself
    Like a calm man in the middle of the night
    The love that freaks everyone else out
    That makes them talk
    That makes them turn pale
    This scrutinized love
    Because we were scrutinizing it
    Hunted hurt impeded finished denied forgotten
    Because we hunted hurt impeded finished denied forgot it
    This love in its entirety
    So vibrant still
    And completely radiant
    It’s yours
    It’s mine
    That which had been
    This thing always new
    And that hasn’t changed
    As real as a plant
    As shaky as a bird
    As hot as lively as summer
    We can both of us
    Leave and come back
    We can forget
    And then go back to sleep
    We reawaken suffer grow old
    We fall asleep again
    Dreaming of death
    We awake smiling and laughing
    And grow young again
    Our love remains there
    Stubborn as a mule
    Lively as desire
    Cruel as memory
    Stupid as regret
    Tender as remembrance
    Cold as marble
    Beautiful as the day
    Fragile as a child
    It watches us as it smiles
    And it speaks to us without saying anything
    And me I listen to it and shake
    And I scream
    I scream for you
    I scream for me
    I beg you
    For you for me and for everyone in love
    And who love each other
    Yes I scream at it
    For you for me for all the others
    That I don’t know
    Stay there
    There where you are
    There where you’ve been
    Stay there
    Don’t move an inch
    Don’t go anywhere
    We who are loved
    We forgot you
    Don’t you forget us
    We’ve had only you on this earth
    Don’t let us become cold
    Always more distant
    And it doesn’t matter where
    Give us a sign of life
    Much later in the corner of the wood
    In the forest of memory
    Appear suddenly
    Give us your hand
    And save us

    Jacques Prévert

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