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I wonder
will our children
have your brown skin
or my blue eyes?

On our first date, will you
open doors for me, or
ask if it’s impolite to kiss?

How will you propose?
Will you spell the question
in sand at our lake, or
utter it, grinning,
as our families watch on?

On our wedding day,
will tears sting your eyes
as you watch me, a white blur,
down the aisle?
Will you whisper your love
as we lie, entwined
in our shared bed?

When we’re wrinkled and old,
will you still take my hand
and say
you knew I was the one
since that day we danced?

All this, while I
watch you from the back row,
your head bent over your desk,
we’d not yet met,
and I wondered.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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ThatMegan said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm:
Wow! That was fantastic! You have  great description and I love the way it flowed through their life! This would be a great poem for a wedding!
 
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HinataHyuga said...
Feb. 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm:
OMG IM ABOUT TO CRY I HOPE MY LOVE KIFE IS LIKE THIS POEM! "sniff".
 
HinataHyuga replied...
Feb. 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm :
I MEAN LIFE "sniff"
 
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dakotawright said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 10:58 am:
I LOVED this poem it has amazing imagery and it really got me thinking.
 
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tweetiebruce said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 1:17 am:
This is really good. I've thought this a few times :D  could youpcheck out my work? Love the feedback and critisim..... :)
 
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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm:
This is really good. I've had a couple of wonderings like this... couple hundred. :) Think that maybe you could check out my work sometime? Anyone? Feedback is always greatly appreciated
 
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Dudet95 said...
Oct. 22, 2011 at 11:02 am:
This is beautiful.This is one one those poems I can picture A couple first meeting then it showing clips of their life as they age on, and the beauty of it is thats how most people want their love to be.Your poem captures the full effect of just a simple emotione that bursts into passion, and I love it.I love the when we are wrinkled and old part:)lol I got a kick outta that, and I very muhc enjoyed this.Well done:)
 
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thegirlwiththemessyhair said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 6:02 am:
Definitely one of the best ever. A perfect description of a typical crush, put in words more poetic than I could ever dream of doing.
 
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Blue4 said...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 9:24 am:

This is amazing, probably the best poem I have read here so far!

Can someone read some of my work, rate and comment? Especially my two attempts at poetry, I really need feedback on those.

 
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Shewhomustnotbenamed said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 10:12 am:
I am in love with this ! keep writing !
 
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kalim said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm:
realllyyy liked it, can totally relate!!!
 
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crazychick said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm:
so cute! <3
 
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Annabelle294 said...
Jun. 5, 2011 at 9:34 am:
love this!
 
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blossomgirl said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm:
This is such a relatable poem. Awesome job! Keep writing, I'm excited to see what else you create :)
 
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Lexi-pex said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm:
this was really really good! i loved it!!!!
 
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Aderes18 said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm:
I LOVE YOUR POEM!
 
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blueiris said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm:

i loved it

i could completely relate to it and i think that is why it was so amazing

 
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drmstarlet21 said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm:
This is an unbelievably true poem in every aspect of the words. Teach me how to write in such an amazing way. That is a request, not an order.
 
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Bookworm7 said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm:
This is probably the best poem I have ever read. Please write more. I absolutely love it!
 
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ferosa45 said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm:
absolutely ethereal. i am reeling from its effect!!!
 
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