My Selfish Desire

My Selfish Desire

A Poem by That_Guy

When such a strong feeling isn't shared the damage can be great.

It bothers me when you text during movies,
And when you don't say goodnight.
I give myself to you completely with all my might,
But it seems like you're just following the mechanic status quo.

Not feeling or treasuring which has me filled with such woe.
At times when I am with you I want more than I think I get,
Then I'm full of avarice, wallowing as we sit.
The time that we spend together I want to be remembered,
From the silent moments cheek to cheek sitting on the couch,
To the screaming of songs in the car,where when it comes to vocals, neither of us slouch.

Won't you see as I see and feel as I feel,
So when we aren't apart our time feels more real,
Trivial or monumental it doesn't change the fact,
That when you fail to show me, by refusing to act,
How am I to know you love me as I love you.

Now I'm left with that difficult choice as to what I should do,
Risk the pain and sit silently knowing you haven't a clue,
Or speak up and let my words fall on potential deaf ears,
Where loneliness likes to breed and heart ache rears.

© 2012 That_Guy

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That's quite fearful . . . and all you can do is speak up and ask her. It sure beats an unbearable eternity of not knowing.

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

this one was full of so much frustration! haha
"choice as to what i should" Capitalize I. :)

The last stanza stands out in the best way possible. Really good. Especially that last line... nice!

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Don't sass me. ;)

6 Years Ago

Yes Ma'am, sorry... ;)

6 Years Ago

Much better. ;)
Personally, I hate phones at all during movies and their stupid blue glow.
Difficult words, and familiar feelings.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on March 2, 2012
Last Updated on September 25, 2012
Tags: bothers, hurts, sad, treasure, feeling, woe, sorrow, share, care, little, fail, love, deaf, pain, lonley



Anza, CA

First off I'm 23 years old. I'm a lover and a fighter. I've competed in various martial arts and I consider myself a rather opposing figure. On the outside you see tattoos, muscles and scars but what .. more..


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