Love?! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

      This is not a love poem.

This is not a sonnet or a ballad

proclaiming your hair and eyes better

than any I have ever seen.

They are fine features, to be sure.

Your hair is delicate like spider webs

and the dark-like stained oak.

and sometimes when I see your eyes,

I think


I will not lie and say you are perfect.

You are indecisive and overcautious,

loud when I want quiet,

quiet when I want noise

(I could set my watch to your mood swings,

if I wore one).

But even though your eyes are not

exactly the piercing color of

frozen oceans,

And despite your inability to decide

if you like crickets better than grasshoppers,

it is on your chest that I lay my head,

your lips that I kiss when I am

too lonely to write, or breathe.

you whom I leave the door unlocked for

every time you storm out.

It is always the same,

and you always come back.

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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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 16 at 10:15 pm
i love this so much!
Broken002 said...
Feb. 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm
I love it! It kind of reminds me of my boyfriend. Can't wait to show him. keep up the amazing writing.  
Live.Laugh.Love said...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm
this is simply amazing
Xenia 514 said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm
Such a good poem! This is relatable to so many relationships =] 
aDreamer said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 7:59 pm
ahh love love love it. simply awesome:)
allie.vgr1994 said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 11:46 am
Awwie I really like this and it kinda is for most people!!!!!!!!!!!! I rate this poem to the maximum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
thisismyscreenname said...
Dec. 24, 2009 at 10:59 am
this was really cute
i dont really know what to say other then
awwww thats so cute
Kat11 said...
Sept. 11, 2009 at 8:04 pm
sorry... meant to give it a five, but accidently pressed four...
love the poem!
Tay-Tay said...
Sept. 11, 2008 at 12:18 am
I loved this poem i think it explain how every girl feels when they go through the ups and downs in their relationships.....Great Job could not have explained it better!!!
sniperman67 said...
Sept. 7, 2008 at 9:50 pm
i would so send this to my girl, except for the fact that she's "my brown eyed girl"
sexy_browneyes69 said...
Sept. 7, 2008 at 8:48 pm
i really love this poem it says so much without really saying anything at all keep up the good work
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