This Pain

This Pain 

I climb into bed beside you
Place my head upon your chest
And listen to your broken heart
Beat a mourner's procession

I kiss away your tears
Taste the salt sting on my lips
And stem the rivers tide
Upon your cheeks

I wrap my arms around you
Hold you securely
As you fall into
A million pieces

I breathe in your despair
Draw in breath so deep
That you shudder
For want of air

I would do anything
To remedy this pain
Carry it for my own
But you will not let it go

Words: ©2017LCR
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