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Unrequited Eyes

March 30, 2018
By karisuna PLATINUM, Pinellas Park, Florida
karisuna PLATINUM, Pinellas Park, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all." -The Emperor, Mulan

"Let go of anger, let go of pride, when you are bound by nothing, you go beyond sorrow." -Buddha


When you walked into the classroom,
I can’t help,
But stare in your direction.
The way you tuck your hands in your black pants.
The way you walk without looking at anyone else.
The way you don’t involve yourself
With trivial high school drama.
The way you seem so mysterious, nonchalant, and cool—
I love it all.
Although, I walked beside you with my hands behind my back,
In an amused and admiring state,
Selflessly enjoying your company even in silence.
Often times, I walked behind you.
Gazing at your back.
With loving, yet hopeless eyes.
As you continue walking forward.
Without turning around to see the love in my eyes.


The author's comments:

I was inspired by a Japanese anime film and I wrote the poem based off of a character's unrequited feelings. I wanted to convey how deep and selfless unrequited love can be. 


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on Apr. 29 2018 at 9:00 pm
WolfWhisperer0911 DIAMOND, Crosby, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"For I command you, be brave and steadfast! For the Lord your God will be with you whenever you go."
-Joshua 1:9

"Throw me to the wolves, and I'll return leading the pack."- Unknown

"Never moon a werewolf." -Mike Binder

@karisuna Good poem!

on Apr. 17 2018 at 6:09 pm
karisuna PLATINUM, Pinellas Park, Florida
22 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all." -The Emperor, Mulan

"Let go of anger, let go of pride, when you are bound by nothing, you go beyond sorrow." -Buddha

Thank you very much!

mxlxdx SILVER said...
on Apr. 17 2018 at 11:44 am
mxlxdx SILVER, La Habra, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” --Barack Obama

Your language is amazing! I also love the inspiration for this piece.


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