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March 21, 2019

PROMPT: Love in Words

to the boy i grew up with

this is to the past
to the laughter and the scraped knees
and the way you smiled when you held out your hand to help me up
to the looks shared across the crowded classroom
and the drawings we'd leave in the other's desk
to the notes you left me in the yearbook
and the ones i left you
written in our code
that we made up at the back of the auditorium
to the time you told me you loved me
to all the times i whispered the same words under my breath
and to the time i realized it was true
to the year we spent away from each other
because we were both
too scared
of being close together

to when i left
and didn't tell you
i never got to say
i still remember

i remember you under our tree in the park
i remember you cheering me on when i stood in front of the class
i remember you taking 3 stairs at a time just because
you could

but i don't
remember our first kiss
or telling you how much i loved you
instead i remember choking on the words when we hugged
and staring into your amber eyes
and you staring back

this is to the love everyone saw
but us


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  • AbigailSauble

    Aw man ... this is so beautiful, and perhaps even relatable to some. =)

    about 1 year ago
  • Johanna


    about 1 year ago
  • Christina

    Ahh this is such a beautiful and eloquently written poem, I love it!

    about 1 year ago