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The Real Romance

March 2, 2010
By mirch5313 BRONZE, -, Massachusetts
mirch5313 BRONZE, -, Massachusetts
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The Real Romance

Do you see me?
I know you see me:
I’m here, sitting next to you in class.
We talk, laugh, compare answers,
Ask, “How are you?” “Did you do the homework?” “Heard that new song?”
The teacher projects a complicated problem on the board, dumbfounding us,
You turn, look at me, raise your eyebrows, we both laugh.
But do you see me the way I want you to?

Do you notice me?
I know you know who I am:
You turn to me, ask me a question.
I say something under my breath, reacting to the craziness of the class,
You laugh, say “Good one.”
I glow inside.
Your face looks like this when you talk to me: ?
But do you notice me the way I want you to?

Do you like me?
I know we get along:
We work well together, answer questions correctly.
The teacher pairs us up, says “You two, work together.”
We pass in the hall and you say “Hey. How’s it going?”
I say, “Good. How’s it going with you?”
You answer, smiling.
But do you like me the way I want you to?

Do you think about me?
I know you think about me:
You come into school saying: “Did you watch the Olympics last night? Wasn’t it funny when…; it reminded me of…”
We’re in class, answering the question and you say:
“Oh yeah, I wanted to ask you something. Did you hear about the summer plan?”
You wanted to ask me something, something you though about.
But do you think about me the way I want you to?

In my head, things are different from reality.
You are the prince: starched shirt, blue bowtie, shined shoes.
I am the princess: swishing skirt, beaded bodice, corkscrew curls.
You come to me, ask for my hand,
I give it to you, gently, delicately.
We dance in the moonlight; an orchestra plays.
Flowers blooming around us, everything’s perfect.
But, it’s a dream.
Where’s my real romance?

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on Mar. 10 2010 at 7:42 pm
Sweatheart SILVER, BPT, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I can do anything

i really liked it especially the last line

on Mar. 10 2010 at 2:28 pm
kissingdarkness SILVER, Mill Creek, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
lets see............ be yourself

omg its very good i love it

on Mar. 8 2010 at 10:41 am
Raise_Up PLATINUM, Tomball, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
When i think of you, i end up falling alseep and i dream of you.<-- i wrote that quote
There isnt like looking into your eyes and knowing you will always be there to protect me <3 MADE BY ME ^^i wrote these quotes

thats really good:)