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Stuck On Your Shelf

May 4, 2009
By Aro_To_The_Heart PLATINUM, Mandeville, Louisiana
Aro_To_The_Heart PLATINUM, Mandeville, Louisiana
47 articles 7 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than hands?

-Ernest Gaines.

Here i am,
Yes, up here.
Can you see me?
well, I can see you.

Why have you forgotten,
To take me off your shelf?

I came to you because,
Of these feelings felt inside.
They came from my heart.
You know, the thing you stole from me?

I think you had me at hello,
Though the reason seems vague.
But just that one passing glance,
Sent an arrow through my chest.

Why have you forgotten,
To take me off your shelf?

I followed you around,
And watched you from afar.
My courage had not built enough,
To go and talk to you.

So now I stand outside your window,
With the rain coming down.
I'm getting soaked to the bone.
Oh, why can't I speak?

Why have you forgotten,
To take me off your shelf?

Finally the day had come,
When the feelings coursed like the sea,
That I wanted to try to talk,
With the girl who'd captured me.

But when i turned the corner,
I saw Him...with his arms around her waist,
And her arms about his neck as they both,
Came together and kissed....

Why have you forgotten,
To take me off your shelf?

To this very day,
The shock is still there.
I come to believe that I,
Had lost an angel in the crowd.

Still I am stuck on your shelf,
Waiting for you to remember...

The author's comments:
Whenever I get the chance to feel a certain little thing called love, it either feels so good or hurts so bad. Yet on those rare occassions, love feels like a welcome arrow to the heart...

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This article has 2 comments.

on Feb. 17 2010 at 12:14 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

This is great, It is exactly how I feel towards my ex, the same scenario. With the whole "But when I turn the corner I saw him.. with his arms around her waist,

And her arms around his neck as they both,

came together and kissed..."

You never do get over seeing someone you love/once loved in the same place you use to be. This is really great the imagery in this is amazing.

Anjo! SILVER said...
on May. 21 2009 at 5:44 am
Anjo! SILVER, Roseburg, Oregon
6 articles 0 photos 211 comments
Your work is indescribable... Oh my... i cant wait to read more!!!