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You're Mine But You Don't Know It Yet

Updated on April 30, 2012

Is it the reflection of my heart in your eyes
Or the light you bring to my life?
It’s a room I enter every time I think of you
As I close the door behind me
I wonder why anyone would ever leave such a place

Is it you who gave your heart away
Or did I just reach inside you and take it for myself?
It’s a selfishness that is stronger than lust
As I force you to notice me
I wonder how anyone would ever let you go

Is it the beating of my heart that keeps me awake
Or am I afraid of the dream?
It’s a moment I always regret
As I awaken and you’re not with me
I wonder why anyone would ever live inside a fantasy

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @raciniwa - Wait, how can you be in limbo? You're not supposed to know yet! Ha.... maybe the woman just needs to go up and push his buttons and get him to act...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      this is so sweet...i feel like i'm in a limbo...

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @praireprincess - Thank you. It's that moment where you're getting worked up for the passion...

      @Genna - Thank you. It's the question of the longing and how long can you live with it without getting on with your life or making it happen.

      @Nellieanna - Hello... thank you and the longing can really become powerful; almost too much for those who are not healthy enough to manage it. I've had the feeling before....

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      You bring the reader right into the experiences of longing, as he's feeling it almost as being real as reality, but then - the sharp snap back into the actual reality that it's not part of it and the anti-climax and disappointment.

      Every nuance of frustration in it comes through in the words. - The form of the poem is especially lovely and appropriate to the message, too, Mark.

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      The title drew me in almost immediately, and the poetry more than kept me there. This is a wonderful ad very thoughtful poem about unrequited love.

      “Is it the beating of my heart that keeps me awake

      Or am I afraid of the dream?

      It’s a moment I always regret

      As I awaken and you’re not with me

      I wonder why anyone would ever live inside a fantasy….”

      Excellent. :-)

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Wow, what a powerful poem about a love not yet brought to fruition -- the longing, the poignancy ... you write about it so beautifully. Loved it!