Fleeting Happiness

Perfect happiness so fleeting,
I wonder if it existed at all.
Days of deafening silence.
Hope falls away with my smile.
Running into each other
Here or there,
Our eyes drawn to each other
Refreshing our memories
And our happiness.
A sudden nervous kiss
Bursting the seams of time
Lasting longer than reality's timer
That counts only mere seconds.
Weeks crawling by
Slowly;
Your image fading
Quickly -
Come back! Please!
Why won't you look at me?
Say something! Please!
I need to hear your voice.
The thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
Has stopped singing.
You don't whisper secrets to me anymore.
But I still hear them,
From the lips of another girl.
I wonder -
Do you know shes telling?
I never told anyone
The things you told me.
I'm brought back to life
When you smile in my direction.
But a tear slides
Down my cheek
As I turn away
From the girl
You're smiling for.
The girl who tells you secrets,
As if bragging that she knows.
Do you play soccer together?
Text about nothing & everything at the same time?
Kiss her boldly through your nerves?
Does she make you happy all the time?
Yes to all of the above?
Well fleeting happiness is better.





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genesis27000 said...
Oct. 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm
In one word: Spectacular! I know how that feels -___-
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 9:26 am
Yep :P Didya read the rewrite? Its way better.
 
genesis27000 replied...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm
Yepp! I did:)
 
A.Bekah.Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 9:15 pm
i quite like it. i like how it's not divided up or organized our anything...its seems quite natural...
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 7:42 am
Yay! Thank ya!
 
CoLdEsTNiGhTs said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 9:31 am
this is a great poem!!!! i can relate to it sooo much. the feeling of being replaced by someone who means SO much in you life. thank u
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Yay - I'm so glad you relate. And Thank YOU! :) Did you read the rewrite?
 
ellyn-bo-bellyn_2014 said...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 11:05 am
nice. I really like it! it makes me smikle and fell sad at the same time... if that's possible. :)
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 28, 2010 at 9:21 am

REWRITE!! Scratch the last line - it's actually:

Well come close for a second,

I'll press my lips against your ear

And tell you one last secret

Without any fear

And if you really listen

And don't try to deny

I know you'll secretly agree:

"Fleeting happiness is better."

 
A_Fate_Unknown replied...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm
i like it alot, im in the process of writiing something with about the same message as this one. :)
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 8:15 am
Thanks! Lemme know when it gets posted, I can't wait to read it!
 
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