Walking On Eggshells



Walking down a path and something special happens
Two hearts collide and it seems that things are right
How it happened is not exactly known, but you proceed
Before long thoughts of each other occupy your night.

Maybe it is something that neither really saw coming
Possibly just a mistake that causes you to get distracted
Once, twice, who knows how many times it might take
Until eventually, you couldn’t accept it and you reacted.

There isn’t a script for how to handle a change of course
Going quiet, letting off steam, each goes a different way
The only thing that seems to be a constant in these things
Is that eventually you run out of the right things to say.

This stories been told so many times in this electronic age
Once on a shared path together and now each builds a wall
Like Humpty Dumpty, it doesn’t seem to go well from there
You walk around it or climb up on top, often to simply fall.

Around the wall will be the shattered dreams the two shared
You step trying to avoid things, like Humpty Dumpty that fell
Worrying that you’ll say the wrong thing and cause more pain
Now you see how you get from love to walking on egg shell.


About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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2 Responses to Walking On Eggshells

  1. Phyllis Sears says:

    seems to be the story of my life; lol; hugs and smiles and Happy Easter wishes my friend…. Phyllis

  2. Kathleen says:

    I don’t know…lately I’m of the ‘say what you mean and mean what you say’ way of living my life. I’m not entirely sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing but I really hate walking on eggshells and don’t want people walking on eggshells around me. (I’m known to ‘give a look’ but I never bite or raise my voice.)

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