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Updated on January 7, 2016
You pulverize me with your presence.
You pulverize me with your presence. | Source

Maybe it’s your hair
That curly bunch of strings in your head
The ones that make you look like you just came out of bed
The kind I always vaguely liked

Maybe it’s your weirdness
The awkward way that you are
While I’m staring from afar
Wondering how you can pull it off (when I can’t)

Maybe it’s my judgment
The way you seem like someone who differs
Without a care for the whole universe
Someone unlike the rest of them

Maybe it’s the possibilities
The imagined conversations in my daydreams
Ignoring my foreknowledge as it screams
“He doesn’t even know you”

Maybe it’s that this is the oldest I’ve ever been
And I only realized it recently
Looking at everyone else’s history
That maybe I missed something

Maybe I’m just exaggerating
And I don’t really like you that much
As I try not to like anybody too much
Still, you pulverize me with your presence

Maybe you’ll end up
Like the others have
Just a vague memory of something that never was
Nothing special - something that just is.

Maybe a hello can make a difference
You might like me if you knew what's inside
We might have a story hitherto untold
But then again, maybe it won’t


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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Excellent Jonas,

      The confusions contradictions can make one go haywire. You have really spelt it out loud and clear.


      Do read my poem "Friend who left" on similar lines but with acceptance of the nature of relationships.

      - Hari

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      Luna Blue 2 years ago

      Very relatable situation, I like the crossover of thoughts between daydream and reality, sometimes it's safer inside our heads, admiring from afar... Well done Jonas :)

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      Jonas Rodrigo 2 years ago

      The pleasure is mine. Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Your work is so easy to relate to--big plus for me--welcome to the hub--my pleasure to follow you

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      Jonas Rodrigo 2 years ago

      Thank you, Ximena!

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      Anemix 2 years ago

      wow! we have all felt this way, the fear, the best thing to do and move on so we wont get hurt, although, maybe, just maybe we still hold hope, that things might be different! loved it! :)

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      Jonas Rodrigo 2 years ago

      Thank you, Taylor!

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      Taylor Gibbs 2 years ago

      I like this. It gave me the sense of angst and a touch of fear that accompanies meeting someone new. Or trying to let go of someone old. Nice work.

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      Jonas Rodrigo 2 years ago

      Thank you, Amber. Your comment is well-appreciated.

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      Amber Mist 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I thought I'd return the gesture and check out a few pieces of your writing and man, are you good! It's been a long time since I've read a poem that's not empty and meaningless. I think everyone can relate to this poem at one point in time or another. I definitely can connect with the fear and the feeling of self-doubt here.