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I Thought I Knew My Heart

March 25, 2009
By Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

I thought I knew love,
I thought I knew my heart,
I thought I knew it was fickle,
Just a childhood crush,
Wasn't worth it.

What got into me,
I'll never know,
Why I decided
To choose somebody to love.
I said I was just making sure,
I didn't do it again-
Fall in love with a jerk.
So I fell in love with a friend.

I've waited a year,
Almost two,
Afraid to tell you,
Afraid of the awkwardness, of rejection,
Afraid it will flee, ruin what we have,
Not allowed to go out,
Know I'm not ready,
Still I love you,
Want you to love me too.

I had more friends,
Before I started hanging with you,
More of acquaintances now,
We barely talk!
Don't know if it's cause,
We don't really connect,
More likely it's cause,
You attract me like a magnet.

You, you, you, you!
That's all my life is these days.
Can't stop thinking about you,
Dream about you,
Cause when I'm with you,
It's like breathing in and out,
So natural and true,
So easy, unthinking.
I don't worry when I'm with you,
Just go with the flow,
See your smile,
See your overjoyed face,
Makes me so happy,
Puts me in my place,
By your side, where I belong.

Guess love isn't so fickle,
Guess I was wrong,
Maybe the right love,
Can last ever so long,
Maybe (my heart cries) we belong together,
Maybe it's destiny we are together.
Or maybe (my brain says) it's just me.
Maybe I was right in the beginning,
Maybe this is just a crush,
Though I think my heart is winning.

The author's comments:
This came from my life, I hope you like it and post constructive comments! Thanks!

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This article has 19 comments.

on Jun. 27 2010 at 6:47 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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this was really good! a little rocky at points, but you got the maessage across. very relatable! check out my work if you want :)

on Mar. 21 2010 at 4:27 pm
Lost-In-Life GOLD, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It's never to late, if it weren't for the last minute many things would never get done!

This is a great poem. It's really relatable. In some parts it flows really well, but in others not so much. Your main message is potrayed well and doesn't die out throughout the poem as I've seen in some other really long poems. Keep writing!

on Feb. 22 2010 at 6:15 pm
ReneetheGreat PLATINUM, Castle Rock, Colorado
28 articles 3 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Strength does not come from physical capacity, but from an indomitable will."

this is SO GOOD! I love it because it is so real, you relate to your reader so well by getting into the head of your reader. Very true, and inspiring :)

on Feb. 17 2010 at 2:26 pm
Jenny1868 SILVER, Knoxville, Tennessee
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omg this is AMAZING!!!! read my poem "hate under disguise" its pretty good

on Nov. 19 2009 at 8:07 pm
firstsnowfalls DIAMOND, Marcellus, New York
51 articles 6 photos 105 comments
That's awful. :( It's strange how the people who we care about the most tend to end up hurting us the most...

on Nov. 19 2009 at 8:05 pm
firstsnowfalls DIAMOND, Marcellus, New York
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great job... and relatable for so many people! keep writing :)

on Nov. 5 2009 at 1:26 pm
bluemagnet22 PLATINUM, Dearborn Hts, Michigan
24 articles 16 photos 644 comments

Favorite Quote:
You were born an origanal why die a copy?The secret to success is the consistency to pursue.To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.To receive the right answer,you must ask the right question.Don't worry be happy! :)

Vry relatable...great like the rest of your poems! Keep up the good work! :)

on Oct. 29 2009 at 6:29 pm
skipperdoodle SILVER, Houston, Texas
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on Oct. 24 2009 at 11:07 am
AspireToInspire SILVER, Thornville, Ohio
8 articles 2 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Praepartur animus contra omnia. ♥

This is really a good poem. It's cute. I love how you have the potential of making this ending a sad one, and you turn it around and make it happy again. 5 stars. :)

on Oct. 15 2009 at 9:11 am
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
31 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

I think a lot of people can really relate to this.

It was communicated well.

I really like it.

ErumK said...
on Aug. 28 2009 at 12:54 pm
ErumK, Bayan, Other
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This was really good. Like everyone else already said, it flows and a lot of people can relate to it. It's honest and moving and not at typical like some poems, and you didn't try using formal vocab that would just seem forced. Love it =)

on Aug. 19 2009 at 6:05 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Wow! Again, I love it and I'm sure almost everyone can relate! I love the form here, it's different than some of your others. I really like how it flows in a way that your mind would when thinking about this special person! My favorite stanza is the fifth one! So beautiful! 5 stars!

on Jun. 8 2009 at 4:22 am
FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"This, too, will pass."

:( This reminded me of my old friend... I was in love with him for four years, and at the end of the fourth, he killed me...

on May. 23 2009 at 4:43 am
windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
80 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
let it burn, suffering teaches the soul; let it grow, love nourishes the heart.

this is simply an amazing poem agian, one of the few poems that struck a cord. its a simple five of five. all of the words pieced together and smoothly flowed to each other to form a great poem

on May. 23 2009 at 1:19 am
RheaD.Ravenfinger BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

i love this poem. i went through something like that this year but nothing happened because he went with a group of people i didn't like and yea.

on Apr. 26 2009 at 11:24 am
Kumanga DIAMOND, Bethel, Alaska
56 articles 0 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
Always Accept nd love urself for who u are!


on Apr. 19 2009 at 5:39 pm
benmagos SILVER, Escondido, California
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thanks for your comment on mine. :) we have similar topics here. :) I really like the way you expressed those awkward feelings you have when you fall in love with a friend, don't want to ruin what you have. Good Work!

on Apr. 17 2009 at 4:51 am
WolfAngel BRONZE, Wilton, California
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i like it. Very creative. I expecially liked the last stanza because it just flowed really well.

on Apr. 17 2009 at 12:15 am
Hannahbananarama BRONZE, Livonia, Michigan
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wow. i love it! very moving...