Illusion In Your Head

Illusion In Your Head


Do I? Do I really matter to you?

Am I really that important,

Because right now I don’t feel like I do

Feels a little more like you’re blindly self-righteous or even a little arrogant

You said I’m special, called me different from the rest

But I am really not that different

Definitely not the illusion in your head

Some reflection of imaginary bewitchment

The more I find myself the less I have to lose

I believe, though, in a special kind of love

It’s there, there for us to choose

And it takes a tremendous amount of trust

To believe a relationship is strong enough

Choosing anything else would simply be unjust

So I bare my heart and I share my soul

Believing that my feelings and my needs matter to you too

To be critical, demeaning, accusing, or demanding is never my goal

After all, if necessary, I want the same from you

Who said that sorting the chaff from the grain

Would always be an easy task

Or that it would happen free of pain?

It is, however, how a friendship lasts

You may feel I’ve done you wrong

But there’s nothing now I can do about that

So here I am with my light of friendship on

Maybe someday you will find your way back

Shannon Henry
Shannon Henry

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4 thoughts on “Illusion In Your Head

  • August 3, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    Trust and honesty is paramount in the undertaking of any relationship, and most people can’t even be honest with themselves. So, no wonder relationship can be fleeting, and love a concept misunderstood by many. We are who we are, and if that’s not good enough for some people, then they are not worthy of our love. Nice work.

    • September 26, 2017 at 10:50 PM

      Lessons learned over and over throughout life, I’m afraid. But all we can be is who we are. Thank you.

  • August 3, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    One must be honest with Self so they can extend honesty to others. Trust and honesty is necessary for any relationship to grow and remain true. Well written verse, Shannon.

    • September 26, 2017 at 10:52 PM

      Thanks, Phyllis. I believe in honesty. Trust is the key to being honest, though, in every sense. Without fear of losing those we love.


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