‘The sweetest melody is an unheard refrain’ (a poem)

Since I was put out of commission yesterday by Sneezefest 2015, I am posting a second poem today. This one is inspired by a line from the ABC song ‘Poison Arrow’…

Someone once wrote
that imagination is a powerful deceiver
Perhaps not as powerful as the ugly voice
that tells you the truths
you won’t hear from anyone else

I try to keep this in mind
whenever I think of you
but my deception
overpowers my imagination
before you have a chance to change my mind

It’s no secret
that my secrets won’t reveal themselves to you
The moment is going to come and go
leaving the conversation unchanged
I have no choice but to do the right thing
because I don’t want to spoil what we don’t have

(20 February 2015)