Perfect Stranger

January 19, 2010
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I don’t know how to act, write, speak, think
When I’m around you.

You drive me crazy.
With your bad boy attitude,
Pretending to be together and badass
When you’re really falling apart.

It makes me mad when you pretend I’m not there,
Saying nothing to me when you walk in the room
When I am the only on that you tell the truth to;
That you can be yourself with.

I can’t stand it when you talk to everyone else but me,
Yet you keep looking my way when you think I don’t notice.

The way you make me feel when you’re with me is incredible.
It’s like my whole body is on fire when you touch me,
And I love the ecstasy that you give me, the rush.

You’re like my drug,
But when you’re in a room full of people
You barely acknowledge that I’m there,
Even though you know I am.

When you’re with me you are your self,
Not the person you pretend to be.

I love you for you,
But pretending to be someone your not with everyone else isn’t fair.
People need to know the real you,
So that you can have real friends.

I can’t say much against you, because I pretend too.
I understand why you pretend,
but both of us need to stop putting on masks for the people that are supposed to be our friends.

I can help you because I’ve been where you are.
I’ve gone through what you are going through now.
I know how it feels to not trust anyone and feeling like you have to hide.

I can help you to survive the storm and become the person that you want to be.
I love you and I know you love me,
So let me help you.

Don’t run and hide from me,
You can’t run and hide from me
Because I know you better that you know yourself.

I won’t stand by and watch you throw your life away.
But I can’t let you go,
I won’t let you drive yourself to suicide.

But all I can do is let you know that I am here for you.
Because I love you no matter what you do.
Even if it means staying with you while you suffer because of what you do.
I will always be there for you,
Like you’ve been there for me.

So let me help you,
Get out of the hole that you’ve made,
The hole that will kill you if you let it.

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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 7:32 pm
Very thoughtful.
Its beautiful.
Keep writing!
angel8894 replied...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm
thank you, i'm glad that someone actually read my poem and commented on it. i'm glad that you like it.
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 5:05 am
You're welcome.
It was great.
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