That Girl

November 6, 2009
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The tears sting my eyes
as I try to hide,
the glances I shoot at you everday.
My chest tightens with dismay
as i see you with her, that girl I've come to hate.
I know jealousy, it's such an awful trait,
but how else am I supposed to feel when all you do is look her way?
You never look at me, the most you've said to me is, "hey."
So when I see her always near you, flirting with you, talking to you,
the resentment and enmity just grew,
it spread and built and now its too much to take.
The pain in my heart, a sharp, constant ache.
The fear I have, the envy, I don't want my heart to break.
It sucks to feel this way, but what can I do?
It's not like I can just walk up and physically separate you two.
I'm not a bad person, really I'm not
but what can I do when there's no chance I've got?
I try to get your attention, try to get you to see
that there's more to me than you think, if you'd just look past her at me.
Look past her deceptions, her shallowness, her wiles,
concentrate on me, focus on my smiles
watch the way I bite my lip, twist my hair
try to pretend I don't have a care.
I want you to find and dispel my fears,
help put an end to all my tears.
Can't you just give me a chance?
Invite me to one dull, measly dance?
Offer to get to know me just a little better?
And then maybe you'll see,
that she's not the one you want,

it's me.

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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm
You have a way with words.
I love love love this piece.
Its my favorite.
Keep writing girl.
KittyMaiden replied...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm
Thank you!! that means a lot!
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