Hidden Compliments

by joetwo

I’d like to compliment you

I’d like to say how beautiful you are

How sweet you are to others

How much I love you

But I can’t

Not directly

All we have together is out in the open

And that wouldn’t do

So while I speak to you

I keep it hidden

Deep within the words

Encoded in the verse

There for all to see

But that only you can read

Our little secret

A language just for us