For Lack of Better Words

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I wish I was the star in your sky
so that I could finally turn your head.
I wish I was the stuffed animal by your pillow
so I could just lay with you in bed.

I wish I was a simple tissue
so I could dry your every tear.
I wish I was a flashlight
so I could ease your every fear.

I wish I was the motor in your car
that takes you place to place.
I wish I was a camera
so I could capture the light in your face.

I wish I was a ring on your hand
so that you could call me "your love."
I wish I was a real angel
so that I could watch over you from above.

I wish I was the heart in your chest
beating just to keep you alive.
I wish I was the oxygen around you
so that I could be the reason you'd survive.

I wish I was the sun in your sky
so that I could warm you every day.
I wish I was all the money in the world
so that you'd never have a price to pay.

I wish I was a book you could never put down
so that I could stay in your hands forever.
I wish I was a chain necklace around your neck
so that our relationship would never sever.

I wish I was the tree that gave you shade
so that you wouldn't get a burn.
I wish I was a simply system of GPS
so that you'd always know how to return.

I wish I was something beautiful
so that you'd always look my way.
I wish I was everything
so that you'd never have to go away.

I wish I was the wind
so that I could rush through your hair.
I wish I was the sky
so no matter where you'd be, I'd always be there.

I wish I was the road
so that I could take you where you want to go.
I wish I was music
so that you could have every solo.

I wish I was the water passing through your lips
so that you would never thirst.
I wish I was your best friend,
so that I could be with you through the worst.

I wish I was the moon
so that you'd look up at me before you sleep every night.
I wish I was a pair of wings
so that I could allow you to finally take flight.

I wish I was gravity
so that I could pull you back to me.
I wish I was your eyes
so that you could always see.

I wish I was a blanket wrapped tightly around you
so that you'd never be cold.
I wish I could give you eternity
so that you'd never grow old.

I wish I was a painting on a wall
so that I could capture your mind.
I wish I was your memory
so that whatever you lost, you could find.

I wish I was the lead in your pencil
so you could arrive at every correct answer.
I wish I was the happiness in your soul
so that you could become a joyous dancer.

I wish I was the shoes on your feet
so you'd never step on rocks.
I wish I was a set of keys
so you'd be able to open all the locks.

I wish I was the star of your favorite show
so you'd watch me every day.
I wish I was your friend
so I could listen to everything you'd like to say.

I wish I was your guitar
so that I could pay all your bills.
I wish I was your favorite video game
so I could always give you thrills.

I wish I was your computer screen
so that you could stare at me.
I wish I was a fire
so I could warm you fiercely.

I wish I was a snowflake
so I could die on your skin.
I wish I was a mirror
that could help you see within.

I wish I was your knight in shining armor
so that I could truly die for you.
I wish I was chained to a lie-detector test..
to make you see it's all true.





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SmileyRiley<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 10, 2009 at 7:09 pm
that was... amazing. a little long, i think you should cut out some of the weaker verses and keep the stronger ones. (Weak?! who am i kidding) it was all fantastic. I'm jealous of this poem. i love it!
 
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