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Fragile Me, and You

February 2, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


Chase after me. And maybe after a while I'll let you catch me.
Catch me, love. And maybe soon I'll let you see me.

Look at me. I am waiting for you, have always just been waiting, waiting for you to care.
See me. Don't just stare, know me. And maybe someday I can return your gaze.

Touch me. I could let you do that...
Gently, for I might break. And please don't ever leave me.

This is a fragile bond, after all.

I reach out a hand, slowly. I might shatter.
I skim the surface of your skin and watch your eyes. You might feel that.

But you're not moving, you don't touch me, though I let you in. You don't even try.
And here I thought for a moment that you might care.

But no, it was always me chasing you, after all.


The author's comments:
Reality check:)

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on Mar. 23 2013 at 10:37 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thanks for taking the time to read it, that means a lot :)

on Mar. 23 2013 at 8:56 pm
LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
13 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am proud of who I am. I believe in what I do." -Pavel Chekov (Star Trek The Original Series, episode: "The Way To Eden")

This is beautiful. I've been here a couple times: trying to reach out to someone who just wouldn't reach back. You really capture that feeling. I like how nicely this piece flows: it's just honest and free, yet so gracefully phrased. That really adds to the poem.

on Mar. 23 2013 at 12:36 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you! You got what I was trying to say perfectly XD

on Mar. 23 2013 at 11:01 am
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 articles 20 photos 343 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde

I foind it interesting how was wearing these "rose colored glasses" that the boy was madly in love with her, when all the while it was her seeking his affection. 

on Mar. 11 2013 at 11:59 pm
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

I love the theme of this poem! Great poem!

on Mar. 11 2013 at 4:05 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much! :P

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 11 2013 at 3:53 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Unrequited love always makes a great theme for a poem and you have succeeded well.  By the way I love the title, very original and fun to say.

on Feb. 25 2013 at 1:16 pm
redhairCat PLATINUM, Pebble Beach, California
47 articles 20 photos 411 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do anything!"

This is great! I really loved it! It reminded me of the glass menagerie. sooo good!

on Feb. 17 2013 at 3:31 pm
Poetic_Person GOLD, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
18 articles 8 photos 40 comments
The flow of your writing is just great! I love the twist at the end... awesome work

on Feb. 16 2013 at 6:03 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much

on Feb. 16 2013 at 4:37 pm
GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
3 articles 0 photos 182 comments
I liked it. It made it seem like the other person was so very ingonant (if thats how you spell it), or that they are to wraped up in themselfs to notice you or anything for that matter. Good job.

on Feb. 15 2013 at 10:51 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Haha, thank you:)

on Feb. 15 2013 at 9:21 pm
Mollybug16 BRONZE, Cleveland, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
Impossible is not a word, it's just a reason for someone not to try.

This is an amazing poem very moving.  lol on the "reality check" thing

on Feb. 9 2013 at 9:55 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much!

on Feb. 9 2013 at 4:03 pm
jaimeexo SILVER, Hope, Rhode Island
7 articles 5 photos 6 comments
wow. this poem was really good! i could totally relate to it. the words had a nice flow to them too! good job!


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