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Alphabetical Order

August 11, 2010
By bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Sitting far behind me
Last row
Back of the class
In alphabetical order

He might be looking
At me all day
I wouldn’t know
I can’t see him

I could steal a glance
Backwards; towards him
He might smile at me
I wouldn’t know
I don’t have the guts to try

He might feel what I do
Longing in his heart
Each desk between us a mile
I wouldn’t know
I’m so far away

The teacher could scold me
For turning my head
“Ms. Abbot, turn away from Mr. Zhang.”
I wouldn’t know
I’m facing forward

I wish I could see his face
Close enough to make out his freckles
Why is A so far from Z?
I wouldn’t know
I want them together

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on Jan. 28 2013 at 7:58 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

This is unique... I love the clever way you use A to Z..

on Sep. 21 2010 at 12:13 am
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Please comment and rate! It means a lot to me! Thanks! :D

on Sep. 8 2010 at 7:11 pm
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 0 photos 107 comments
Thanks! :D

on Sep. 4 2010 at 4:40 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

This is a clever idea and a very creative poem. Ah, the great and terrible pull of what is so inadequately named the 'crush!' This is a lovely poem.