The Stranger I Cannot Forget

October 27, 2010
By Illogical GOLD, Cleveland, Ohio
Illogical GOLD, Cleveland, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow


I don’t know anything except your name,
And you probably don’t even know mine.
Isolation everyday; it transpires all the same.
We exist in different worlds; two halves, a broken rhyme.


Our eyes meet in the regular fashion
That they do in every other instance
We cross paths unknowingly in the transition
From class to class; a painful distance.

Your image lingers in my mind like fire,
Those brilliant eyes that hold a serene ocean.
It seems I am hooked, this situation is dire.
You don’t even know, but you cut me right open.

I wonder if we share an interest or two;
An opportunity to socialize at last.
Don’t mind the heart beating through
My shirt—it’ll eventually pass.

I never expected to notice you,
But then, no one ever expects attraction
The moment they spot someone new.
Do they sell an antidote for this toxin?

I still don’t know anything besides your name,
And likewise, you still don’t know mine.
I wish that could change, because you’re not the same.
We could make a melody, a symphonious rhyme.

If only I knew more than your name.


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Ninalaw SILVER said...
on Nov. 12 2010 at 11:58 pm
Ninalaw SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”~Maya Angelou

i like it. sounds like high school for ya


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