February 15, 2010
By polyprincess16 SILVER, Tracy, California
polyprincess16 SILVER, Tracy, California
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Favorite Quote:
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


I see you reach for me
But when I run
Into your arms
I discover you're only a mirage.

Your face lights up
And shines with love
Love morphs into disdain
And your smile a hard-pressed line.

In my dreams you call,
I come running
But when I trip and fall
You laugh and turn away.

My silent tears fall
You wipe them away
Yet instead they turn
To an all-consuming fire.

I imagine you holding my hand
I blink and you've gone
Leaving me
With a fistful of snakes.

I see you standing there when I awake
I reach out for you
And you move
Just beyond my reach.

I turn my face to your smile
Like a flower to the Sun
When your smile disappears
My soul lay withering
On a cold basement floor

Once you filled my heart with light
Now that the light is gone,
I shiver here in the dark-

The author's comments:
I was just having a bad day when I wrote this. I was having doubts about a guy I liked. I thought that I wasn't good enough for him, and that brought me to write this poem. I felt very alone.

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ugogosaur said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:25 pm
omg, i love this poem!

it's on my bedroom wall.

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