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Paper Thin

February 27, 2011
By Stories11 SILVER, San Diego, California
Stories11 SILVER, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A rose is but a rose and by any other name would smell as sweet" -Juliet Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 2 scene 2

You don't know I'm there

I hang on to every word,

your voice echoes inside my head,

but you don't give me a second thought

you call me a good friend

but why do your words burn me so?

I want to tell you how I feel,

but you're with her.

The girl I want to be,

the lucky girl who holds your heart,

that special girl who's perfect in your eyes.

Why can't that be me?

Why can't you see?

The girl who wants to be seen so badly,

I wish I could tell you.

If you would look in my eyes,

you would see the yearning

the pain of watching you with her,

kissing, holding hands, even fighting,

I want you, but you don't want me.

So I force a smile,

I'm surprised,

you can't see through my paper thin emotions

but when my paper walls come crashing down,

Will you still see my paper thin smile?

The author's comments:
I This piece is about me, it's extremely personal, and it's about me falling in love with the wrong guy. We are very close friends, and he has no clue it's about him.

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