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Sleepovers With A Boy

December 30, 2021
By i-wish-to-fly-away GOLD, Abq, New Mexico
i-wish-to-fly-away GOLD, Abq, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"To define is to limit." - Oscar Wilde


Just because

I want

To sleep

Over

At a 

Boy’s

House,


Does 

Not

Mean

I want

To

Screw

Him.


It means

I want to have

Popcorn fights

In a 

Blanket fort.


It means

I want to

Fall asleep

On him

After a

Netflix

Binge.


It means

I want to

Sneak into the

Kitchen and

Eat candy together

While giggling

And trying

Not to

Wake

His

Mom.


It means

I want to

Make breakfast

With him,

Joking and

Laughing

Till his

Brother

Wakes up.


It means

I want to

Spend time

Away from the

Drama

Of my other

Friends.


It means

I want to

Cry on his

Chest,

As he strokes my

Hair,

And I listen

To his

Heartbeat.


It means 

I want to

Get excited and

Enjoy myself

Without people

Laughing 

At me. 


It means

I want to

Have a 

Conversation

Only he

Understands.


It means

That I 

Trust him to

Respect me,

And not do

Anything

I don’t

Want. 

 

It means

That for a 

Brief

Couple of

Hours,


I want to

Spend time

With 

Him,


And pretend

That it

Is

Just

Me

And

Him.


A pair

Of 

Best

Friends,


Alone,

But 

Together,


Against

The

World.


It means 

I want to be

Alone

With 

him


But not in 

The way

You

Think.


The author's comments:

Based on the time my mother told me I couldn't sleep at my best friend's house because he was a boy.


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on Jul. 30 at 10:46 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

My mom would also say no to such a sleepover, but it's because you might think of it as just a sleepover, but you never know the other person's intention. At least that's what I'm told!

on Jul. 30 at 10:44 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
6 articles 0 photos 98 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

"that means I trust him to respect me", that hits so hard. You're amazing.. I love this poem, the idea and the execution.