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that honeysuckle smile

November 9, 2009
By ramnapotter PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
ramnapotter PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
26 articles 1 photo 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...”

i stand
on your front step
my hands woven together
behind my back,
my eyes shut
as i consider
the consequences
and possible outcomes.
will you feel the same?
will you say
the three words
that would send my heart
fluttering with joy?
i breathe
deeply, putting all my
courage on my tongue,
and fastening my soul
with it.
i am ready to confess.
ready to tell you that
i love you.
i knock
on your door
with a trembling fist.
it swings
and there you stand
with your honeysuckle smile
and those dimples
that kill me everytime.
you stare
with those eyes
i could get lost in.
i can't -
my tongue is tied.
i flush,
and my cheeks heat up.
i retreat,
and run home,
away from you.
so you see,
i would
have confessed.
told you that
i love you.
but i couldn't.
all thanks to
your honeysuckle smile
and those dimples that
kill me everytime.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Sep. 8 2010 at 12:00 pm
AngelForeverBleedingLove DIAMOND, Frederic, Wisconsin
65 articles 3 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
You say you don't remember,
But I will never forget

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS POEM! So many teens can relate to this! And as EleanorRigby said, a lot of teens write about this... But here's what Angel has to say:

This poem was amazing. Nice wordplay, I loved the honeysuckle smile part! Keep writing! :D


on Aug. 7 2010 at 2:49 pm
EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
28 articles 3 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The optomist proclaims we live in the best of worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

Although the subject is a common one, your imagery here is wonderfully done.  You are very good at wordpainting.

Thank you for your comment!