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Shaky knees and clammy hands.
I got up from my desk, but could hardly stand.
My mouth grew dry, and my nose was cold.
I couldn't believe I was being so bold.
I made it to you, and you said hello.
I nervously blurted, “Do you like jello?”
You looked quite puzzled, but answered yes.
Then, I threw up all over my dress.
I was so embarrassed that I just ran.
What happened to my foolproof plan?
I was supposed to ask you on a date.
But instead, I showed you the lunch I ate.
I couldn't believe my attempt failed again.
I guess I should just leave the asking to men!

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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loverofmostthingscreative said...
Dec. 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm:
i love the rhythm in this...it flows really well. And it's quite amusing and something a lot of us can relate to in one way or another. Well done!
 
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a.M.C. said...
May 25, 2011 at 7:17 am:

This is SOOO Cute.! And I can relate

 
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