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     Just because I love being with you
Doesn't mean I have plans to stick around
Just because I think you're cool
Doesn't mean I'll heed all your advice
Just because you're beautiful to me
Doesn't mean I am willing to be your slave
Just because you're so damn funny
Doesn't mean you're the reason I always smile
Just because I put up with your silly mind games
Doesn't mean I'm oblivious to who you really are
And just because I like you so much
Doesn't mean I've fallen in love.
Don't misunderstand my friendship,
Never underestimate my feelings,
I won't get hurt all over again.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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ItsTimeToBegin said...
today at 9:45 pm
It's so simple yet powerful! Really like it!
LifeLeaderThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm
Your poem flows perfectly and I like how direct your statements are. Each feeling is backed by a description and the whole poem is relatable at several levels. It's great!
catcat101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm
I love this poem so much! It's so beautifully written, and describes the perfect emotions! =)
Sherlocklives said...
Jun. 30, 2014 at 4:32 pm
Holy crap. Thank you for writing this poem! It captured the perfect emotion and it is a wonderful, wonderful poem. VERY good. 5/5 :)
BananaGram said...
Jul. 15, 2013 at 11:43 pm
Very good, and accurate! Relationship poems are some of the hardest to write because of the emotion, but you nailed it! Nice job!
sarah98 said...
Jul. 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm
can i just say that you perfectly captured exactly what im going through right now!!?? Fantastic work
awestriking said...
Jan. 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm
I can completely relate to this! Great job capturing common human emotion.
AudreyW said...
Nov. 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm
I loved this poem. Everyone can relate to it somehow.
remember16 said...
Nov. 16, 2012 at 7:42 am
this reminds me of my ex boyfriend i fallen inlove with and he hurt me so bad, i can rleate to this and im sure a lot of other people can goodjob! you should check out some of my poetry.
katherinetwizzee said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm
This reminds me of my ex-boyfriend. I fell in love with him, and this explains the emotion i still have.
lligwock said...
Oct. 28, 2008 at 3:28 am
I really like this too, almost everyone can relate to this at some point or another.
TaroPig said...
Oct. 2, 2008 at 10:49 pm
I love this poem. :] Keep it up. I can really relate to this.
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