Cinderella

September 13, 2010
Your strong warm arms
Holding me tight
Sparking the surprise that starts a fire
Of a long confusing night.

Your eyes take in my carefully-applied make up
And specially chosen dress
I wonder if you know how much I desire
Your appreciative caress.

The deafening speaker screams loudly
To prove we’re standing too near,
But I take the chance to press close
My lips linger near your ear.

Your smile is as shallow
As the meaningless things I say,
So I twist off the meaningless word flow
And watch you slip away.

You try to convince your friends
To go with you somewhere else,
So I dance in another’s arms
Trying to forget you and escape myself.

I catch sight of you with the guys
Trying to dance to the beat,
I reach your side and we laugh at our lack of skills
And after a minute, take a seat.

I go get a drink
And when I come back,
You’re dancing with her -
I feel my heart crack.

I sit at a table,
You sit at a different one,
Its almost time for me to leave,
For the night to be done.

Your brother knowingly follows
My gaze to your table,
I think about the things I want to say or do
That fear disables.

I slip a note to your brother
Trusting he’ll pass it on to you,
I stand to leave this night behind
Hoping you’ll make it perfect though its almost through.

I slip my arms around your neck,
And you pull me close tightly.
More confused than ever,
I press my lips to your cheek lightly.

I hurriedly flee the quince
Like Cinderella fled the ball
Leaving my Prince Charming behind
Hoping that he’ll call.





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alanacarlene said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm
And yes!!! I forgot to say I've been in a confusing relationship and in a way (though we're not together anymore) I still am. I don't know what to do either :'(
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm
Right? Me and this guy have never been DATING but who's to say how we've gotten this far, WHAT it is that we're doing, and where we're going. :/
 
alanacarlene said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Omg Ellyn is right...you're such a freaking genius! haha  This was really great Alex!

This part: "I get a drink  And when I come back, You're dancing with her- I feel my heart crack." That too brought back memories. Good memories of a dance with him...but it also makes me sad. Great job you're soooo amzing!

 

 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 9:25 am
Thank you for the comment :)
 
genesis27000 said...
Oct. 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm
I'm truly sad that this happen to you. It should never happen to anyone, ever. But when it does, ya gotta know, you are a marvelous person and you are BEEEEAUUUTIFUL! I love ya.
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm
Thank you so much Genesis - you always try to make me feel better :)
 
ellyn-bo-bellyn_2014 said...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 11:07 am
ugh! you're such a ferakin genius!!!!!! grrrr. :) Really great. I love it! Ah-mazing!!
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 8:13 am
Beauty in the form of pain.... Isn't that something you said once about my poetry. That's how I feel most of the time.... Like I can only be beautiful if I'm in pain. :'/
 
ellyn-bo-bellyn replied...
Oct. 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm
yeah and isnt that just terrible? that makes me want to punch whoever commercialized beauty.
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm
I dunno. I mean, it's pretty annoying, true. But pain is beautiful somtimes. More so (for me personally) when the hurt shows you something about yourself, whether good or bad. Like how it's okay to be vulnerable. By saying beauty in the form of pain, it's letting you know you can be beautiful without having to pretend, without having to be happy. For some people, that is the only way they can be beautiful. I dunno... just my opinion.
 
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