Sometimes the words come out wrong
So much I want to say
With each passing day
My heart heaves with words unspoken
But the link from heart to mouth is broken.
I try to voice my opinion
In a world where words have dominion
Yet those same words elude me
And therein lies the key.
Verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs
Rush around wildly on my mind’s kerbs
Stopping suddenly as they get to the highway
Content to remain ineffective on the byway.
I know the feelings I wish to express
Deep yearnings within me, to profess
Longing to be heard, I open my mouth
And that’s when things all head south.
I hear the words as I speak
But they’re not the ones I seek
They don’t convey what I truly mean
Nor anything else in between.
It is then I wish you could look into my mind
For the true intent, there you will find
And though the words come out wrong
You’ll see that I meant well all along.
So please don’t judge me by the first words I say
They don’t always the true state of mind, portray
Give me another chance to get it right
They usually sound much better in hindsight.