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Tired of making you my priority
When I'm only a second choice.
I'm a shadow
casted by the musky rainforest
You see me when the rain falls
You see me when you skin your knee.
I'm far away
Always one eye hidden
by a luscious
dark green leaf.
When I cry
it's behind a plant.
When you cry,
you thrust your tears in my face
Drenching me with your sadness
and expect me to care.
It doesn't matter if I cry, right?
I'm only a second choice after all.
A completely replaceable choice.
What would you do
If when the rain falls
and you search and search for me
What would you do
If I wasn't there?
You looked behind the tree
In the shadows
and I just
wasn't there.
Would you be sad?
Would you care?
You'd cry on the exterior
Rest your teary pink cheeks
On your current choice
But your heart wouldn't break.
Because after all,
I’m just a second choice.

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Susie M. said...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 11:11 am
this expresses your emotions in a beautiful way. i can really feel what you feel! fantastic
Susie M. replied...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm
oh, and i know exactly how you feel because this happened to me too
BriBear said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm
very nice. i loove ur poems because they relate to everyone
Hi-5_Girl said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm
This was very thoughtful and powerful. The imagery was fantastic and it portrayed the emotions in this poem perfectly. Bravo!
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm
oh, thanks so much!
Adum74 said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 10:15 am
Wow this is a really great poem would you mind if i sent it to my friend in an email. Because i want to let her know that this is how i feel!
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm

of course you can send it to your friend. just make sure they know that you didn't write it(:

i'm so sorry you feel like this; i know exactly how you feel. i hope you and your friend can work it out,

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