-by Brian McCurdy


Here I lie, stretched out

Powerless before your heart

Forever silent and weak

Beneath its overwhelming shadow

Eternally unable to speak

When faced with your timeless beauty

Stunned and awestruck

While assaulted with your wondrous presence

I am powerless for you always


Beneath my marble sculpture stoicism

Do you detect my devastating desires?

Below the still waters of my eyes

Can you tell that a deeper fire burns?


On the surface I may not seem to care

But inside there is a true passion

A flame burning only for you

I want to let it rage forever

But I am powerless to do so

Chained by my own inhibitions

Imprisoned in my own inexperience

So I chant my mantra and pray for strength

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