One Way Street: A Poem

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I saw you standing tall

Let's just say I was in awe

You were attractive to say the most

A tongue-tied, rose-faced girl

I couldn't process you

In fact, I still don't know who you really are

Just a jumbled collection of my feelings?

I forget you're only human

We're merely friends, if that

I musn't pin my hopes on you

They'd never survive

When they've already been crippled by lesser men

But yet we are the same, only slightly varied

We speak a different language but with the same inflection

I wish you moved, but you only saunter away from me

At least I don't feel alone when my mind makes you its focal point

Someday you'll find someone else and then I can move on.



'Love' makes as much sense as math.
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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Very interesting... loved the poem.... making me think...


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

This poem is deep and profound.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Oh, I liked this poem. It reminded me of being a teenager and thinking I'm in love, but it's so one sided because I don't know what to say and the object of my flights of fancy was oblivious. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Well done!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

barbergirl28: Thank you. I'm glad it made you think. My poetry can be taken many ways. I hope you found some kind of meaning in it.

Vinaya Ghimire: Thanks! I'm glad you think it has some substance to it.

Cyndi10: That's a very good description of this poem. I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Truly great poetry! Standing alone with feelings is hard... And moving on with them is harder


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

rahul0324: Thank you! I agree; you explained that very well.

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