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Middle School Dating

February 22, 2012
By Potterlover929 BRONZE, San Jose, California
Potterlover929 BRONZE, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"It is far better to be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right. Optimistic people can always find the good in things even if they seem horrible, whereas pessimists just ignore the good while focusing on the bad."

“Will you go out with me?”

Why me?
It’s almost the end of school,
Two minutes earlier leaving biology
And I won’t be here
With this boy.
And his hopeful face,
So egger.
I see the kindness in his eyes,
But the fear too.
I see the disappointment
Of past “relationships”
But not now.
Now he will try again,
Throwing himself once more
Into the fray.
He looks to me,
As if expecting
An answer,
As if I can answer when the world
Is spinning around me.
As if I can see
When my eyes have gone
Blurry with furry.
Why does he even want to do this?
One date,
Two dates,
Maybe four.
Broken hearts
And broken promises.

Holding hands
And maybe kissing.
Broken hearts
And stabbed backs.

Joyfulness and sadness
All rolled into one,
As if trying to fix us
And break us
At the same time.

Break us


The author's comments:
This was inspired by failure and the fear of trying again, hoping to get it right.

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on Apr. 25 2012 at 9:17 pm
i_am_so_very_large_and_towering SILVER, Mililani, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?"

the ending makes the story so much better!!!!!! great job!

GeeGi BRONZE said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 8:11 pm
GeeGi BRONZE, Park City, Utah
3 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Being crazy isn't enough.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
― Dr. Seuss

Wow! This is great, and totally accurate. Your a really good writer. Hey, could you possibly look at my story? It's called The Story of the Demons. It would be great if you could :)