Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

"Anyone Else"

How can I look into his eyes
And think of anyone else?
My selfishness has raged out of control
His smile makes me laugh
And his arms make me feel safe.
It’s not the same passion
Of my has-been love
But I shall gladly take it
It is worth far more
Than what I previously treasured.
If only my eyes
Could remain this open
The next time I see him
I would not be tempted
By lies and contrived love.
But instead remain happy
Where I am
With whom I’m with
Who actually cares about me
And who has a heart.
I am truly grateful
At this moment
For what I have
And cannot wait to see his sweet face again
Because how can I look into his eyes
And think of anyone else?




Join the Discussion


This article has 12 comments. Post your own!

SaintJamesHallow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 12:58 am:
Very well written, very much like a school crush type scene that I can really relate to from my earlier years.
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 11:23 am :
Thank you.
And I'm glad it's relatable.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Spaulding! said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm:
I wonder who this could be about?
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm :
lol. I wonder.
how did you comment?? you don;t have an account, do you?
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
clumsy_one123 said...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm:
HA! first to comment AGAIN! i like this song too :)
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm :
thanks Elizabeth.
I apparently forgot this feeling yesterday *sigh*.
I wrote a new song but just submitted it a few minutes ago, so teenink won;t approve it for awhile probably.
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm :
dont feel sad. bad things happen but they usually turn out fine.
yeah, they take FOREVER.
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Jan. 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm :
Yeah, I know.
Apparently they take less time to approve pictures than poems and stuff, because you had already submitted that "Music is my life" thing...
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Jan. 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm :
yeah idk why but that only took a week
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Jan. 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm :
probably bc they dont actually have to read a picture
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Jan. 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm :
True. Well, yours they did. lol. but most people's they didn't.
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Jan. 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm :
haha true, true
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback