His trembling hands as he walks by
He thinks no one sees, but I do
His silent tears as he lies
He thinks no one knows, but I do.
He is the one I’ve always wanted to protect
Embrace all his sadness and regret
But I can only watch him from afar
Even after knowing what he wishes for.
“This isn’t love”, I lied to myself
“He doesn’t love you”, I consoled myself
Whenever I saw him alone, but couldn’t go near
Though I knew those were petty excuses out of fear.
I love him but I can’t find the courage to say it to him
I need him but I can’t find the strength to hold onto him.
Will that day ever come?
When I could approach him on a whim
Tell him that I love him
Though the chances of him loving me are dim.