INNER TURMOIL OF LOVE
IBy Remy Chartier
(Man): I'll be the one beside you,
Strong and faithful,
I'll love you more each passing day.
While you are with me,
I can promise
I will never lead you astray."
(Man): "Often I catch you smiling
Looking at me
I thought I knew what you can't say
We've grown so close now
But as time passes,
Your feelings warm, then ebb away."
(Woman): "What is it I must do now?
Do I feel for him the way he feels for me?
I say one thing and then another
What is my heart telling me?
I know he sees my pain
But am I to blame?
I hurt him yet he stays by me."
(The Doubt): "I am the doubt within you
The silent darkness
For lust he says those words of gold
If you dare believe in that bliss
He will defile you
And leave you broken in the cold."
(Lust): "I am the lust within you,
Dark and shameful
Give in to me and you will fall.
The touch of lips on your skin
You dare to enjoy?
Best bury me again and cease it all."
(Woman): I don't know what I feel now
I care for him and yet I shy away
His touch seems sincere yet it haunts me,
And I sadden him more with each day.
Are these fears so true?
Why can't I see through
This dark vail and feel free?"
(Woman): I hate this doubt within me
Am I to blame?
I'm more trouble than I'm worth.
He wants the same thing from me
Like all the rest
Our love will never have its birth.
(Doubt): "You've done the right thing darling,
Now you are safe
He can't hurt what he cannot have."
(Lust): The feelings deep within you,
keep them buried,
You've eluded his ensnaring trap."
(Woman): I tell him all we'll be is friends"
But still he stands beside me patiently."
(Man): I can't give up on what I feel for you,
Seing your smile can set me free."
(Woman): "You deserve more than my fear."
(Man): "so why are you still here?
Why do I see a tear?"
(Woman): " why do I stay here?"
(Man) "For friends, we talk and act so close."
(Lust): you are unclean!)"
(Doubt): "He'll drag you down!"
(Woman): "I say I can't, but yet I do.
Oh Lord help me find the truth!"
(Man): "I'll make you happy."
(Woman): "Is he really all he seems to be?"
(Lust): "you are impure!"
(Doubt): "He lies to you!)"
(Man): "Am I so wrong for her? Have I failed?
Oh lord, what more can I do?"
(Reason): "I am the voice of reason
the light that guides you
I tell you now that you can trust.
Never before have you felt,
So comfortable with
A man who sees more than your flesh."
(Reason): "The desire you act upon
Is not a crime
But a blessing from above.
Affection draws you closer
When more than just lust
Even in the first stage of love."