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We Look, But Do Not Always See

Updated on December 3, 2013

The Smartest Girl in the Room

I was so smart.

I knew how you loved.

I watched.

Particpated on the fringe of your life.

I saw.

I saw you love completely.

You loved truly, with your whole heart.

I envied that love.

Desired it.

Was determined to find it.

If I couldn't have you,

I would have something close to it.

I knew it all.

I knew who you loved.

Knew that it wasn't me.

It could never be me.

I saw nothing.

I knew nothing.

Did not know that your smile was for me.

Each little accidental touch was on purpose.

Each joke you told

was by design to hear my laugh.

I was the smartest girl in the room

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      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I appreciate the visit and nice to meet you! I will return the favor soon....

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      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed and thanks for the visit!

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      Tolovaj 

      4 years ago

      Very well written song. Short and to the point! Thanks:)

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you so much for the share and the fan mail! I appreciate your visit and kind words. I will return the favor soon! Blessings to you!

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      Brett Caulton 

      4 years ago from Thailand

      Very well written and something that I am sure many can relate to lol.

      Shared with my followers, Tweeted and voted across.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I plan to visit your page as well! I welcome any comments and feedback!

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      Naomi Novella 

      4 years ago from New York, New York

      Beautiful poem Theater girl, I'll be back to read more of your work. Thank you for sharing it.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I am glad you thought so. Thank you for stopping by!

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      mylindaelliott 

      4 years ago from Louisiana

      Very nice piece, intricate.

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      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Billy! I have read some of your work, and I feel the same way about those that are able to write longer essays and prose. Thanks for the visit and the comment!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I greatly admire poets; maybe because I seem to lack that gene. :) I love this; it is stripped down to the bare essentials and yet filled with emotion...well done.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I truly love the song...and the subject is dear toy heart. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you as always for reading!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      4 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Beautifully done!! I loved this poem and the great images. I'll be back for the music video.:)

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      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Anna! Your compliments are very generous. Thank you for visiting and for reading!

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      Anna Haven 

      4 years ago from Scotland

      Interesting and with a twist in the tale. I like your photo choices as well, especially the third one.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I have been trying to add more music to my postings, and I am glad you liked the choice! I am delighted that you enjoyed the work! Blessings to you!

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      Mike Robbers 

      4 years ago from London

      Very beautiful poem Theater girl!! I also love the three images with couples you chose,especially the first one!

      Plus the beautiful song choise of yours!!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you so much for your comments, Marlena! And the punctuation was on purpose and I am delighted that it had the desired effect. I have been experimenting with things like that lately and your encouragement is much appreciated!

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      Marlena Oechsner 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Love this poem! I love the shortness of the lines, but I especially love how you end almost each line with a period (not sure if on purpose or accidental) but it sends a deep thought in just one line: "I knew how you loved. I watched." I can imagine this girl with dagger eyes watching her love lust after someone else. Thank you for the imagery!

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      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      We do! Here is hoping we all get what we want. Blessings to you and thanks as always for your kind words!

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      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago

      Just lovely! So many girls can relate, but do not always get it until it is too late.

      Smiles,

      Kim

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      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you MG. It's nice to meet you!

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      MG Singh 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Its a lovely poem

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      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you frank! That means a lot from someone whose work I admire! Blessings to you!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      wow this was really good Theatergirl ... hmm

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