[Many of Barbie Angell’s poems have interesting back stories, & if you want to learn more about this one, check out this post on her site. But the great thing is her poems stand on their own, independent of inside info!]
You were a part of my speech.,
the unexplained break in my voice.
You wrote the song in my head,
and I promise this wasn’t my choice.
You were the spin of the stars,
the sweet chaos of all I could see.
You haven’t uncovered the truth
of the wonder and magic of me.
You were the start of a thought
that I was too cautious to think.
Unable to fend off your charms,
you lured my heart to the brink.
You were a part of my speech.
A whisper too loud to ignore.
The voice that coaxed me to sleep,
the one this poem is for.