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Deja Vu

We text for hours on end
Every vibrate signals I'm on your mind
My feelings for you expressed through the narrowest of screens
A virtual world; it's not the real thing

I wait many days
Til I get to see your glowing face
I lie awake at night- for you're on my mind.
I practice a soft kiss or two before I close my eyes.
I'll meet you in my nightmares.

Deja Vu
I'm here for you
A virtual world; it's not the real thing
I'll never kiss you, though we both want to
I'm not brave enough to risk mistakes

When I see you, it's different
I can't let you go, for your smile's too beautiful
I long for you to grab my hand
You long for me to grab your hand
We're both too shy
In the end it's all the same
We're not brave enough to risk mistakes

A mind-player you could say I am
I dodge every chance of getting too close
It will only be more memories
When you're gone
I'm not brave enough to risk mistakes

Finally time to part
Still no kiss; just aching hearts
I feel relieved for less than an hour,
But soon I'm filled with my familiar regrets
I'm constantly disappointing the both of us
Along the way
I'm too old to play such immature games

Same place; same time; same hearts; same excuses
Weeks go by, wearing me out
Like listening to the same old boring CD over and over again
Too lazy to change the disk;
We just replay again

Deja Vu
I'm here for you
A virtual world; it's not the real thing
I'll never kiss you, though we both want to
In the end, it's my mistake




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Zero_Kiryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm:
I love the CD thing. Okay, so I'm reading this, and I'm like, holy crap this is exactly like something that happened to me. Like, EXACTLY eaxactly. So exact it's scary. I love this poem. (Oh btw, the situation ended in us getting together and then breaking up two months later. So not worth it.)
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