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I catch my breath
And release it slowly
As I glance up at your eyes,
Those average golden eyes.
You're staring into mine
With a terrified glare
And an emotion hard to read,
A mixture of them
Flickering across your
Average golden eyes,
Love and joy,
But just a hint of pain.
I reach my hand up
And lay it gently on your cheek,
Hoping it will make the pain go away.
But it only makes it worse.
They well with tears,
Those eyes,
Your average golden eyes.
I look away,
Pull close,
And hold you tight,
Willing that pain of yours
To fade away
Into oblivion.
You kiss the top of my head,
Pull back,
And walk the other direction,
I start to cry,
An uncontrollable weep,
Hating myself
For making you walk
Out of my arms,
The other way,
Not understanding
How it happened.
And that's when I wake up,
Realizing
That those eyes,
Those average golden eyes,
Aren't so average
Aren't so average after all.

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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introducingshelby said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Goodness magracious... that was nerve-wracking to read. But in a wonderful way c:
 
gennya said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm
ali i think this wonderful im very proud of you keep up the good work grandma and i love lour poem
 
Gidley91 said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 11:59 am
This is amazing ali u know how much i hate reading but i could read this over and over
 
lexi239 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm
wow! beautiful writing. great job :))
 
Bethani said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm
Great job!
 
LaShay_25 said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 10:16 am
I love this so much, but i was wondering who your talking about.... i luv ur poem keep  writting =]
 
NothingButAli This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 8:24 am
this poem just kind of came out of me one night aftrer waking up to haveing the dream i describe in the poem. i woke with wanting to write it down so i did, because that night i realized i had something and someone special, and i didnt want to lose it.
 
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