For Christian

December 30, 2008
By Erin Mays, West Chester, OH

So it's a little new to me
You are still a novelty
An ancient book with a dusty spine
Cracked open for the very first time

I'm quite your opposite you know?
You love the sun, I love the snow
You are open and free
I wait to see what others think of me

Sometimes our differences cause
Me to stop and think we need a pause
One small break to make sure
That each other is who we're for

My head is logical, my heart is not
It beats so fast and causes my stomach to knot
It is this insane, crazy rush
That makes me yearn for your touch

It keeps me glued to you
It makes me glad that I jumped and flew
Into your embracing arms
That want to keep my heart safe from harm

Honestly it’s crazy how I feel for you
It’s like you planned it, you always knew
The right thing to say to make it right
How to calm me after our stupid fights

I want to jump into something more
There is more to you than I saw before
So please hold my hand and don't let go
I'm giving in to my heart; let's go with the flow

The author's comments:
This is a poem for the man that opened my eyes to love. That encouraged me to finally jump and take a chance on him and take a chance on love.

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on Aug. 30 2012 at 10:54 pm
Sparkles96 PLATINUM, Grants Pass, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
There are two kinds of people in life: The ones you need to fight for, and the ones you should just let go.

Your poetry voice reminds me of my own :)

on Jan. 25 2012 at 1:39 pm
kristan_tabitha, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
What we do for ourselves, dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal.

I love this poem!!!

on Aug. 22 2011 at 7:10 pm
its.just.kc BRONZE, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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GORGEOUS! I love it!

on Jan. 17 2011 at 3:17 pm
-143_ily. BRONZE, Over The Rainbow,Where The Skittles Are, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
~*You Know You're In Love When You Can't Fall Asleep Because Reality Is Finally Better Than Your Dreams!*~ <3

~If U Want Me 2 Fall For U..... U Gotta Give Me Sumthin' Worth Trippin' Ova! ~

Awe. This brings back memoriess. great poemmmm. ;)

on Nov. 9 2010 at 7:51 pm
WinterFairy PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
45 articles 15 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't dream it. Be it."
"Singing is praying twice, and dancing is singing with the body."
"Paper is more patient than man."
"Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live"

wow im feeling the exact same way rite now! hmm...may-b i can make it work w him...;)

on Aug. 20 2010 at 12:05 pm
OneProzacADay PLATINUM, State College, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"You are the universe expressing itself as human for a little while." -Eckhart Tolle

i couldn't stop reading it. i think almost everyone feels that way but they dont know how to put it into words. the way you expressed it was probably the best i have ever read. 

on Jun. 30 2010 at 7:00 pm
summerdreamer PLATINUM, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
28 articles 15 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Love isn't about loving someone who's perfect, it's about loving someone perfectly."
- I dont know who came up with it, I just saw it somewhere on facebook hehe

hehe, whoops. when i saw the title i thought you ment the religion christian so when i got to the thrid paragraph I was really confused. I get it now though! thats awesome how you described him as a book, how unknown and simple it all is. I love it.

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on Jun. 8 2010 at 6:17 pm
kms777 GOLD, Winn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"learn from your mistakes but regret not a thing"

almost everone i know could realte to that. me included. its sad yet happy at the same time. and to write something down that seems like there is no words to describe it takes talent. i hope you'll read mine and teahc me how to read like that

on Mar. 12 2010 at 10:23 pm
AshlynSerora BRONZE, Riverview, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Always found in ink wells and paper hearts..

Awesome poem haha You remind me of a friend I use to have. Her name was Erin, too. This sounds like something she might write. Random tangent, sorry lol Anyway back to your poem. I love the fact that there is a sense of innocence, and I think that the rhyme scheme is great for a poem like this. It's cute haha but it's also serious. It's the begining leading into something more, and I think thats a great theme for any work, no matter how subtle. Keep writing! haha

on Dec. 9 2009 at 8:27 am
hurting_real_bad SILVER, Conneaut, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
“Yes I love him. I love him more than anything else in this world and there is nothing that I would like better than to hold on to him forever. But I know it's not for the best. So no matter how much my heart is going to break, I've got to let him go so he can know just how much I love him. Maybe if I'm lucky, he'll come back, but if not, I can make it through this.”

Wow this poem really touched me cuz i could completely relate to it. ME and my bf are completely opposite and we fight constantly over stupid stuff but we always make up and i cant stand to be away from him:) This poem is amazing great job!!!!!!!!

on Apr. 16 2009 at 4:09 am
jennnnnnn BRONZE, Irvine, California
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this is sweet. you should definitely show your boyfriend if you havent already (:

on Apr. 6 2009 at 1:58 am
hermione1fan SILVER, Tumwater, Washington
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this is very beautiful.

your words hold truth that i have seen very little of.

on Apr. 2 2009 at 12:23 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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wow me and my bf are a lot like this poem he is a beautiful guitar playing sweetheart and i'm more closed and quiet i love how i can see my self in your poem... a-m-a-z-i-n-g *claps*

u rock

write on!

on Mar. 29 2009 at 2:29 am
xXTearsxOfxLunaXx BRONZE, Longmont, Colorado
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Hoestly, at first I didn't really even like this. It seemed too cheesy for what I typically like. But I continued reading and actually got CHILLS! Congrats on super-spiffiness, dude!

on Mar. 19 2009 at 11:07 pm
blubryblsm501, Metuchen, New Jersey
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<3 perfect

on Mar. 17 2009 at 3:30 pm
Carrah Olive-Hall SILVER, Tallahasee, Florida
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This totally describes my relationship with the my bf! He showed me how to love, and even though we had r differences and stupid fights he always kne just what to say to make them better. Thank you sooo much for writing this perfect poem :)

on Mar. 16 2009 at 5:39 pm
lena_monrose BRONZE, Norwalk, Connecticut
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
the onyl way out is through

5 stars. Really meaningful, I can feel what you're trying to say. Keep writing

on Feb. 24 2009 at 10:46 pm
DreamingPoet89 DIAMOND, Hillsboro, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Life without love , is no life at all

Very good words. Words with such meaning and hurt ,but I like it and from another Ohioan!!!!!!!!

on Feb. 19 2009 at 5:00 am
writingis4ever PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
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i really like this poem. very heartfelt.

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on Jan. 10 2009 at 9:37 pm
This is a really sweet poem. I think he is as lucky to have you as you are to have him.


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