I fell in love and couldn't admit it.
When it came out I couldn't confirm it,
No matter how I felt,
So all I could do was joke.

I loved her and she knew it,
Yet I still couldn't ask.
I had to ask but I couldn't.
I ask with sarcasm thick.

I wanted seriousness but could not obtain it.
They all said I should ask,
I wanted to yet couldn't,
I tried but gave up,

I asked,
Fear rising from within.
I was afraid.