One for You

November 20, 2008
By Neil Nylander, Arab, AL

When I see your face
It puts a smile on mine
I never want to leave the space it puts me in
I'd rather drift with time

When I hear your laugh
Cross the waves of sound
I want to catch the noise and never put it down
How can I find joy in such a simple sound?

Sometimes I wonder why
No matter how hard I try
You never seem to catch the way I feel towards you
It seems I've found I do not know what to do

I sometimes look to the sky
As if the answers I seek somehow fly
Evading all of my attempts to bring them down
Like you are the ground

Do you even really care?
Am I missing a special type of certain flare?
Or is the only thing you really want
Simply, a completely different kind of specific font...

When I see your face
It still makes me smile
Even though I know I don't return the favor
Can I really be blamed for going that extra mile?

Why won't you smile...

The author's comments:
My past feelings for a beautiful, kind, and fun-loving girl inspired this poem. She had a smile that could brighten the darkest of days and a laugh that you couldn't help but accompany with a smile of your own. If there is anything you would get out of this, it should be the knowledge and understanding that even the most kind actions or words could be a shroud of lies. I was unfortunate enough to get lost within one of these shrouds of confusion and misery. Im still fighting my way out.

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This article has 3 comments.

Sewcrazy said...
on Jan. 25 2009 at 11:41 pm
Loved the choice of wording he used. Lots of feeling, and emoition and sorrow, yet life goes on.

Debbie B. said...
on Dec. 31 2008 at 2:44 pm
Wow.. I loved it. The feelings were right there for me to understand and feel myself. Very in touch with your feelings.. So very rare with the teenagers these days.

Bamagirl said...
on Dec. 31 2008 at 2:34 pm
Good Expression of emotions. Great potential for your future.


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