Tender is the Night
Of love’s once shining Star
By heartaches least wanted
I adore thee from afar

And if my soul could render
All of me I’d give to you
Along with Cupids sender

Fly an arrow strong and true
To pierce mine secret admiration
Which dwells in shadows blue
To crack this shell of coyness
That keeps me far from you

And if my courage is unleashed
With cupids perfect aim
I’ll find the strength and fortitude
To speak my humble name

But I can only dream of such liaison
In my secret prison cell
That binds me to uncertainty
So mine own passion I must quell

But if such a moment should arise
I fear rejection most
So I will hide among the shadows
And still remain a ghost

“A shy young man remains hidden in the shadows, but yearns for the strength to speak to his secret love.” – Will

Lara Wilson

Lara Wilson

Editor at NY Literary Magazine
Lara holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature. She's a native New Yorker, an after-school English tutor, and a bookworm.
Lara loves photography and horseback riding.
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