I know what I want to say

By: E H Bloxham (School of Chemistry)
Competition Year: 2017
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I know what I want to say,
But how do I say it?
That is
The thoughts and feelings
When in my head are perfectly clear,
But when I try and pass them on…

I have words.
Lots of words.
Flying round my head.
How do I catch them?

Put them in order?

They try desperately
To wriggle free
“Don’t pick me”
“I won’t make sense”
“They’ll get completely
The wrong idea”

At last
I win the fight,
Place them on my tongue


The moments gone.
I swallow my words
The conversation moved on

Without me.
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