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Confession

(© Barb Ryman)

 

This is my confession

I’ve held it for a long time

Covered it with sweet smiles

Wrapped it up in long long

Miles on the road

All I know for certain

Is how much I am hurtin’

I have no friends

Just this faithful guitar

 

All that holds my heart together

Are songs spun on these strings

That I sing

In quiet little spots

Along my lonely route

To nowhere

 

I never was a talker

Socially I’m awkward

Unnoticed in most circles

A footnote in the lives

Of others

But I can sing a love song

And I can make a tear fall

Maybe all the tears

Will float someone to me

 

When I look into the future

A vision so immense

Takes away my breath

Brings me to my depth

Down into a death

I resurrect

 

All that holds my heart together

Are songs spun on these strings

That I sing

In quiet little spots

Along my lonely route

To somewhere

 

This is my confession

I’ve held it for a long time