Hiding From Me

May 27, 2009
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No, I told you, you cannot hide yourself from me.
Or haven’t I told you?
I know I imagine saying it to you.
I might have imagined it this time, too.
I might just be hiding from you, because
You might not know how clearly
I see you.
I see you as clearly as if you had cut yourself open
And shown me what you consist of
Saying, “Here I am, and that’s all there is, but you
Already knew that, didn’t you?”
Yes. I did.
Because you’re simple.
You’re only as deep as your blood and bones
All exposed to those who look to see it.
I wonder if they do.
And, you know, even when we flew
Away from home, I knew you.
So you can fly anywhere you want
And you can smile and laugh and frown
And crease your brows and command
And they might love you.
But wherever you go I will know you.
And seeing as how I’m not one to be tricked
You might as well just stop trying with me.
And I may not have the courage to
Reveal myself to anyone
But I know I’m just being smart.
And no, I will never
Love you.

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sasssgirrrl22 said...
Apr. 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm
whoa. this is so deep! alot of ppl just write poetry 2 see how it turns out, ya know?? Ur pieces carry alot of emotion, and i just luv it;)) lol nicee job
EleanorRigby This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 18, 2010 at 10:22 am
thank you so much
write4life said...
Jun. 12, 2009 at 4:08 am
wow. this is amazing. no, on second thought, it's not. it's better than amazing. (is there a word for that? extra-amazing?) i don't have anything negative to say about it. actually i was wondering if you could give me some pointers. read my stories and critique them when you get a chance please :)
EleanorRigby This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 4, 2009 at 1:41 am
hey everyone i really need some feedback so comment please!
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