Belay my heart suspended,

I’m nothing now, I’m empty,

Every smile faked, pretended,

The chances wasted, plenty.

I dreamt we were embracing,

But you were just a stranger,

No point footsteps retracing,

I was never in danger.

“I love you, you’re everything”

It’s all just petty wordplay,

It doesn’t mean anything,

But to hear it once belay.