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I knew that look
I have seen it before
You looked at me once
But I had to look twice
I knew that look in your eyes

You were knowledgeable, yet naive
open, yet scared
You wanted to know me, to hold me, to see me and talk to me
But no matter what we said
We knew it would not work.


You never wanted us to end
But I was already gone
I knew something wasn't right
I could see the look in your eyes
When you spoke to me, when you yelled,
When you talked about others

I had to peer deep inside to discover the problem
There it was: that look in your eyes
A look that revealed a malevolent heart, a corrupted soul
A boy that would never find his place in the world
A person I didn't want to have a place in my life


Not right for me, not right for another girl
Not right for anyone, someone without a place in the world
Unfortunate circumstances have painted this look
A look that desperately pleads to be noticed and accepted
A look that cannot be mistaken.

I got over you quickly, steadily
I was strong.
But I always wonder about that look, and wonder what will come of it
Every day I hope what I saw in that look in your eyes is wrong.



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MyKonstantine34 said...
Dec. 8, 2010 at 8:20 pm:
This is really, really good. It reminded me so much of someone I know... I wish I could even begin to write poetry as good as this.
 
eehearn2011 replied...
Dec. 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm :
Thank you so much..And I am sure you can! I am a beginner too (:
 
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EmotionsCraveThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm:
I LOVE IT! it rlly calls out! it is rlly good! you must have put alot into it!
 
eehearn2011 replied...
Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:35 am :
thank you so so so much! :)
 
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