There’s a silent killer
It creeps into your mind
And when he says something,
When he feeds you those lines

There’s a silent killer
Telling you to believe him
And maybe, just maybe, this time
He really means it

That tiny little voice
Your mind has tried to kill
Knows the things to say –
Knows the strings to pull

That little quiet voice
Lingering in the back
Tells you he’s sincere
He’ll give all he can

Anything to make it work
To give “us” another try
To be who he was at the beginning
To be that great guy

The guy who made you fall
Made you smile and made you laugh
The guy who took you to dinner
The guy who texted you back

He’ll do whatever it may take
Because he misses you so much
He can’t imagine anyone else
Receiving all your touches

So the silent killer
Creeps into your mind
And maybe even convinces you
This time he isn’t lying

But it’s a silent killer
Killing you more each day
Every day’s a slower death
Stealing your breath away

This silent killer has a name
The silent killer is false hope
Because he will never be –
things will never be –
the way they were before.

  • The Dalema. May 31, 2017.