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This poem is about the interaction between two people, drawn to each other by some type of attraction. There is flirting, but the girl wonders if it is only superficial, or if there are truly deep feelings behind his flirting. She thinks about him constantly, but is saddened by the thought that perhaps he isn't driven with the same deep love that she is.

Maybe he is too young to understand or to feel as deeply as she does. She thinks about every little thing he has done to her, but realizes that he might not even think twice about them. Her spirits lift as she dwells on all the beauty he has given her, and accepts whatever he is offering, shallow or deep.

A Few Visitor Comments

Amanda
WOW! I know what you mean my boyfriend is like that and I feel the same as you do. I love your poem.
Brittnee
im currently feeling this exact way. i got on here looking for a poem that explained just how i felt because i cant write poetry, and this is it. its perfect. thank you so much for writing this and putting it on here.
AMBER
DAM GIRL YOU SURE CAN RITE A NICE POEM IF I ONLY KNEW HOW O RITE LIKE YOU. JUST KNOW YOUR NOT ALONE BABE. =]] ILY
Kaila
I love the choice of words they were so strong

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Mixed Emotions

I feel so diffident in your presence,
Your confident playfulness drips all over me
You played with me like a little boy
Would play . . . You have spiraled my emotions
I sit here speechless . . . First you smelled my hair.
I looked at your little soft body
Your innocence concealed by others
But blaring loud in my ears as the
80's music further enticed my need for
summer love
Your weariness shows in your dark
Puppy eyes . . . your life, your experience
your hurt, carefully put away. I reach out to you
To embrace you, to let you know I care
More than anyone ever could. I touch your
soft skin. Our bodies fit perfectly as we embrace
Like two perfectly crafted puzzle pieces.
If only I could kiss you passionately,
Without hesitation. Without any of the thoughts
of entangled relationships.
Our hearts both contain so much complexity
Our pasts sickly warped . . .
But the noise of the silent summer
Molds our problems into one shared love. It seems that to you it
is all so superficial, and it saddens me to
know I love you from the deepest hole in my
Heart. You are beautiful, innocent, my little
Boy. We long to play, frolic, and never grow up.
Yet we are drawn together by our soft lips craving for
fulfillment. Longing to be held and loved . . . But do you
Really feel more, do you hold that capacity to love
As deeply as I do? . . . No you are just a little boy, but I am
Just as innocent, so maybe you do love me
As I love you. Your summer love. I crave your
Innocence. Your pillow lips still linger on my neck
You have made me feel so giggly and bubbly inside
Perhaps I don't have to grow up. Perhaps this hope
That you have given me can last a few months, or until
we see each other once again. I feel so happy, so passionate,
so optimistic. How could you do that to me? What
An incredible aura you give off. But perhaps I interpret your
Flirtatious gestures as more than they are. But you kept me to
yourself. You took authority and told the swarming boys
around me to leave me alone . . . For I belonged to you
That's what you said. Your little hand dangled in the air,
waiting for me to come to your side. Yes, you indicated
your need for me, but there is that chance that you
wish for something in the shallow waters. But whatever my contortions
of your feelings may be, you've allowed me to dream of love once again.
But the fear of hurt lies in the background, as I know
You aren't strong, confusion lurks in your soft eyes.
Despite your problems, I love you and you have made
me feel truly overwhelmed. Truly happy. Truly full of
Wholeness and love. Let's snuggle. Smile with me
Tickle me and make me
Giggle!

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

nathan
i liked this poem cuz it explans how i fell
alejandra
because it once happed to me
Catherine
omg i love this poem i could relate to it sooooo much u should be very proud of yourself
Anika
nice poem
Angel
I really liked your poem man i kno how it feels to want someone so bad but they don't really give you anything. I swesr i have been on a emotional rollercoaster with this person and it drives me crazy but it's nice to read something by someone i don;t even know that basically wrote down my exact feelings!
nathalie
i like the poem i really do
LESLIE
I LOVE THIS POEM!ITS SO TRUE THIS DOES HAPPEN!I JUST HOPE THAT YOU CAN KEEP ON WRITING POEMS. YOU DID A GREAT JOB I LOVE IT!
Aarianna
this poem ment so much to me. its what i just kinda went through. thanks
Jazman
I voted this poem because i have so many people like friends who have mixed emotions and they always come to me woth it. Like this one time on of my friends and my bro went out and they broke up and i just do know what to do
shannon
. this poem was very touching . I had a simular experience happen in my life recently and I think it was good to see someone that actually can share the feeling . (L)
Tracey
this is a really good poem i have a similiar poem that i wrote like this one but it is called MY EMOTIONS, BUT IT AIN'T POSTED YET BECAUSE I HAVEN'T HAD THE TIME TO SUBMIT IT YET
Danielle
i had goosepimples the whole way through, the words you use to describle feelings are so realistic and i felt i was actyually there! Its amazing a very well done
B.
Pours with emotion. Keep writing!
Sarah
This poem really touch me in so many ways I know just how you feel wanted something or someone but they wont let you have them. I was really ,but I really loved it
atisha
Hey i think your poem was marvellous Jamie. It indeed touched a chord in my heart. Also made me remind of my very own boy friend. You know wat. u shud consider urself lucky to have the ability to write down your feelings so very . well. so very wat?. so very well i can say. lol. keep it up.
Julia
I think people around the world should be able to do this more often to get in the hang of poetry. I think instead of having myspace and xanga and all of those other sites I think we should have poetry pages that people could do. That's all I have to say about the poem, like you said. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
Brandi
This poem was the best i ever read. it touched my heart
kahdijah
that was awasome bey
Arun
luv this poem! its amazing. thanks
Joycelynn
that poem was so interresting to me it made me feel a lot of emotions and made me think a lot about what i been going though
shannon
10!10!10!10! it was great. just great! so beautiful i cried.
carissa
i thought this poem is very real, full of true emotions.
alexandra
wow. this is a lovely poem. it describes everything that me and someone else are going through. from the 80's music all the way down to the tickling part. i wish i was able to write a poem like that. if you dont mind i want to put this poem on my site later. it will have your name and you write it and you'll get full credit. i just want to put it on because it shows what im going through now
Meghan
I love this poem so much. About 3 days befour i read this poem,i saw the guy i liked a lot at one of my friend's party. i havent seen him like in 4 months and i forgot all about him but as soon as i saw him, all my feelings for him came back and he was flirting with me, you know had his hand around me the whole night and it had me wondering do i really love him and does he like me? He left me soo confused but deep down i know he likes me and still cares. i havent talk to him in like 3 months because i dont ever see him. so more special nights for me. But everytime i read this poem, i can just replay that one night with him. that one night when i felt turly happy. I can relate to every single word in this poem. this is why I LOVE THIS POEM
michael
it's alomost a flawles example of what some of us are going through. :) good job sweeti :)
Toni
I really enjoyed this poem. It was very touching and sad. This is actually almost exactly what happened between me and my ex. I loved him so much and I though he loved me back, he said he did but I didnt believe him. I'm still trying to figure out how he actually feels because I need some closure. The reason I broke up with him is because of my doubts. I now know that I am not the most unlucky person in this world that this happens to. I absolutely love this poem!
amelia
Playing around can be real fun you make the move and if he really cares for you he will respond ,but remember we are more mature than boys so dont feel to let down if he dose not respond quite the same have fun.
stephanie
this is a really good poem i like it i dont vote much only when im floored by a poem and this poem floored me ur very talented =)
Angel
That wuz a good poem i liked it alot it got 2 me LOL but yea L8 ppl
katrina
who i love this pome so much it's just tell's alot about me and how i feel about this boy i know and how he treats me. GREAT POME
Shakira
I can really relate to the poem and could fell the dept of the true confession of your emtions raging
sHaNNoN
I loved it SoOooo much! Words cannot describe what an awesome poet you are! The elegance in your work is just magnificent. I especially liked it when you said the fear of hurt always lies in the backround. your right it does. your poem was inspiring. your amazing. i love to write as well, so i can tell. you can go extremely far! xoxo
brooke
i really liked your poem it really touched me
tiffany
i loved you poem its really good
Maleeka
this is so beautiful. u really to me a to a place where i was longin to go thank u
Lucy
It touched me becouse I feel that way for some one!
TIna
i loved the poem because i feel the way the poem is saying. i like this guy but he keeps playing games with my head and i just don't know well newayz i love the poem it is beautiful!
kiran
I think it was a great peom.
Hannah
This poem is soooo good. I know exactly what you mean. it's WONDERFUL! keep up your good work :)
shanika
what an lovely poem! the title caught my eye as i was scanning! and i read it! and i almost cried! such a lovely poem! very stronge!
jeromie
Great poem. I too have felt this way when I met my wife. Thanks for reminding me of what it is like to be so innocent.
Mayra
I really loved this poem and I can relate to it as well. Well keep up the good work.
jessanna
this poem was amazing! it made me cry! and i laughed~ at the same time~@$#@#% AAAMAAZZIIINNG i love your poem. though it was painfully long and i am only 12 so i dont know what enticed meant, and i was really mad when i had to look it up on dictionary. com! BUUUTTT i still love it!
Lalaine
This is exactly how i feel for this guy. I loved your poem.
Lisa
WOW this poem really touched me,you are truly a great poet, Keep it up. I currently have a boyfriend who is like the person in the poem, seems to think he's too young for love, but this poem helped me to realise that just because he doesn't want to get serious doesn't mean we can't enjoy our time together.
brittany
i fell the same wy about someone its so hard to deal with
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