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"Hi. I love you."

I say “Hi” each day,
You always smile and reply.
We talk about everything
Except the feelings I hide.

The words I want to say,
Building up in my head,
Of the things I don’t know how to tell
But shouldn’t be left unsaid.

"I love your jet black hair
And yellow skin.
Your cinnamon brown eyes,
And your perfect grin.

"I love your determination
And the muscles in your calf.
Your no-nonsense attitude
And your loud, genuine laugh.

"I love that you’re smart
Without even trying.
The way your lip twitches
Whenever you’re lying.

"I love your seriousness for soccer
And how you play all the time,
How you still look adorable
Covered in grime.

"I love your flirty comments
Used in front of your friends,
And your uncertain nervous expression
When we’re too alone to pretend.

"I love catching you staring
From across the room;
How you act like you don’t notice
That I’m staring too.

"I love that you’re not always
As confident as you seem
That you don’t pretend to be perfect
When you’re talking to me."

There are so many things
That I love about you.
Yet you act like you never noticed
That you affect me like you do.

So all I can do is say “Hi” each day,
Hoping you’ll hear the hidden words.
Because behind the meaningless things I say,
Are the words “I love you.”





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Rain777 said...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

Awe. Alex. Alex. Alex. Beautiful in every way Alex. :)

Haha, i absolutely ADORE this! i was smiling like an idiot the whooolleee time haha, i'm in my comm app class at the momento. yeah. Random! ;)

 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm
:D Yay! Thank you so much Reyna. Thats how I was when I wrote it like :DDDDD Hahaha.
 
genesis27000 said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 9:07 am
I absolutely love it. As I probably have told you a million and one times... You are an AMAZING writer! Miss ya!
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 7:44 am
Ahw! Thanks so much! I miss you too - like CRAZY :((((((
 
genesis27000 replied...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm
COME BAAAACKKK!!!
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm
I gotta talk to you!!!! <3 I miss you so much!! :'(
 
KatAnne said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm
This was so cute.
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm
Ahw, thanks so much! :)
 
ellyn-bo-bellyn_2014 said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 10:43 am
been there... I know exactly how you feel. ;(
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 8:16 am
Lol. Probably not EXACTLY - or else you'd have some explaining to do. :P
 
ellyn-bo-bellyn replied...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm
haha. but so similar itd scare you. and make you really thirsty... :P
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Shut up Elllyn :P
 
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