I'm not allowed to love you.

I'm not allowed to care.

I'm not allowed to shed a tear,

as my heart breaks and tears.

I'm not allowed to tell you.

I'm not allowed to say.

I'm not allowed to let you know,

of all the feelings I cannot convey.

I'm not allowed to see you,

I'm not allowed to pretend,

I'm not allowed to think of you,

as anything more than a friend.

I'm not allowed to talk to you,

in fear that I'll fall once more,

into that spell of blindness I get

from you, that I deplore.

I've set these boundaries for my heart,

that I cannot follow through.

See, I'm not allowed to love you at all,

but I really, truely do.