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If I Look the Other Way

November 4, 2010
By Claire_Milan PLATINUM, Waldorf, Maryland
Claire_Milan PLATINUM, Waldorf, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Love that we cannot have is the one that lasts the longest, hurts the deepest, and feels the strongest because True Love cannot be found where it truly doesn't exist nor can it be hidden where it truly does."---A wise young man

If I look the other way,

Don't be offended.
It's not because I'm shy,
It's not because I'm unsocial,
It's not because I'm arrogant,
It's not because I'm haughty,
It's not because I'm proud,
It's not because I think I'm better than you,
Or I think I'm too good for you.

[It's behind my mask, that I find shelter...]

It's because I'm afraid my pain and tears would be too great for you to bear.
You would suffer; unnecessarily.


[|And I don't want that.--]

So if I look the other way,
{Just take me by the hand,
| look me in the eyes,
| wipe away my tears,
| pull me close & hold me tightly
| & whisper softly in my ear

"I love you..."
| And everything will begin to
| reverse (its') course...|}.

The author's comments:
I've oftentimes felt that when I pass someone on the street or in the hallway, I find yourself not wanting to make eye contact. And they don't know why. It's not because I think I'm better or because I'm shy. On the contrary, it's because I'm hurt and I don't want them to see me weak...

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