We grew apart

October 4, 2009
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I fell in love with him the first day that I met him. He had messy brown hair, clear sea green eyes and a soccer toned body. But best of all, he seemed interested in me.
He turned out to be a great friend. We were freshmen in high school, a really awkward time. But we were good together, as friends. We would text, talk on the phone at night and walk to every class together, my head bowed towards his as he whispered in my ear. Every time we touched, our knees brushing as we sat together on the bus, or as he grabbed my hand to pull me through a crowd, I felt as though I was being electrocuted. He was gorgeous, popular, smart and funny and he was my friend. I loved him. He loved me like a sister.
But second semester we had less classes and sports, our new schedules and constant family demands kept up apart. My best friend asked him to Sadies and he said yes. I was hurt, but he thought nothing of it. We grew apart over the next few months. It was that simple.

By the end of our freshman year, he and I barely talked. A small hello as we passed but nothing more.

Over the summer, I forced myself not to think about him. I told myself that I was over him and I'd never really had a chance anyways. But come end of summer, I still stressed about seeing him. He was the one loose end in my life.

So the day that I first saw him in three months and he was flirting with one of my friends, I knew he wasn't right for me. No butterflies sank in my stomach. No beet red blush crept up my neck and face. I could talk to him without doing a ditzy giggle if we were alone. We have spanish together this year. Last year, I fell in love with him in that class. This year, I've fallen out of love with him in espanol. He's perfect...for someone else. So each time he tries to flirt with me or whispers in my ear a funny story, I laugh but nothing more. I realize that I'm over him, even if it took me more than a year to do so.

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Nerdy-Bookworm said...
Nov. 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm

im going through this right now 2 & its hard to get over that person . lol

but neways this is a great piece. keep writing.!

dreamer_believer said...
Oct. 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm
im going through this right now, but i don't think i could have written it down as great as you did! :) wow, what to say? i can feel all the emotion and im sure lots of girls can also relate to this (i can!). you immediatly capture the reader :) great story...love it!! could you check out my piece 'take my heart and break it'? i would love your opinion on it :) keep writing!!
FashionGuru replied...
Oct. 28, 2009 at 7:26 pm
Hey! Thanks for such great feedback. I really wanted this piece to convey how much time and effort I spent longing for a best friend whom I can never have. I did read your poem and it's great! Thanks again so much for commenting!!
KiraKira said...
Oct. 27, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Ah man, I feel so bad for you. You're writing is amazing. Keep it up; writing makes everyone feel better, and I think it helps more than talking. :)
FashionGuru said...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 9:48 am
Thank you to all three of you. This was a really hard time for me. I think unrequited love is the worst... Thanks so much for commenting!!
EmmaXoxo<3 replied...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm
Your welcome :)
EmmaXoxo<3 said...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 11:45 am
I love this, this describes one of my best friend's situations! This is great!!!
Keep writing!!
jenx0x3 replied...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm
yup i've am going through this right now it is painful but i'm getting over it i guess
but this is reallly good keep writing!
Hannahbear replied...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 7:20 pm
awh, this is really good, kinda sad but really good! :)
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