By Star of David
Date: 2008 Apr 17
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Tell me in English

Tell me in English
Throw the words at me hard
Don’t watch me flinch
It’s just an inbuilt reaction
And doesn’t mean much
But tell me in English
So that it doesn’t hurt as much
The scars don’t last a lifetime
When you tell me like this
They don’t burn deep inside
They fade away fast
Don’t tell me in whispers
With the softest touch
With the scent of your skin
As you pull me close
Don’t let my finger
Running through your hair
Discover your betrayal
The extent of your lies
The depths, the highs
Please tell me in English
Just don’t use that other tongue
That one we spoke
In the sacred moments
In the darkest times
When we barely knew
Where one ended and the other began
Hush, don’t even start
Don’t let a single word in that tongue
Escape past your lips tonight
Just tell me in English
And I’ll be alright
I’m sure I’ll be alright
(April 16, 2008)