When ' I like you' seems too easy,
by Barry Van Allen
and when ' I think you're cute ' seems slow,
with everything I know of language,
where do the right words go?
When ' I need you ' doesn't fit yet,
and ' I want you ' is too strong,
where are those words, that I can say,
that won't come out all wrong?
I'm lingering in limbo, I know not what to say,
there is no guiding light today to show this boy the way,
mis - chosen, clumsy, awkward words,
when all I'm asking is ' please stay '?
Perhaps in time I'll find the verbs,
to show you what I feel,
'till then I hope you understand,
that the words I blurt are real.