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You Want Me To Say "I Love You"

October 24, 2013
By alex_gold SILVER, Southlake, Texas
alex_gold SILVER, Southlake, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
'You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair - the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.'

Stephen King

You want me to say "I love you."
I want to say that I cherish our friendship.

You want to take me to a dance.
I want to make silly jokes and watch movies on the couch.

You ask why I am being difficult.
I ask why you want change.

You grimace your frustration.
I pray for escape.

I ask myself "How did this happen?"
You ask "Why can't you love me?"

Why can't you see that change will kill us?
A poison that destroys slowly.
There will be no happy ending.
Why are you forcing this?

"I don't know."

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This article has 5 comments.

Merveille GOLD said...
on Jun. 8 2015 at 11:03 am
Merveille GOLD, Fulham, Other
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I refreshing take on the friend zone.You make not sound so bad. i like it

on Sep. 27 2014 at 8:49 pm
Xena_Zionne GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe

wow. i really like this. there's this boy i like and we're amazing friends but i want us to be more... this poem makes me see things from his point  of view b/c i want him to say "I Love You"- Caramel Shades

phoenix said...
on Oct. 28 2013 at 12:02 pm
Wow! I can totally relate to this feeling! Please write more; I can tell that you are a passionate writer!

Angel said...
on Oct. 28 2013 at 12:01 pm
Loved it! You must write more! :)))

youknowho said...
on Oct. 28 2013 at 12:00 pm
I loved it! The poem is totally relateable for me! You captured the feeling of hopelessness wonderfully! Great job! Let me know when you write more!