I hide myself

I hide myself

A Poem by Ashley Flynn

A poem about setting aside your feelings for the needs of someone else


I hide myself so no one knows

I’ve had to hide awhile

Despite myself my heart still glows

At the beauty of your smile

I look away so nothing shows

When you pass me by

The love and longing as it flows

When you catch my eye

I stay away so no one sees

The pain I’m going through

Some lovers offer me the world

But all I want is you

So that your heart will stay at ease

This promise I’ll keep true

To love you, but from far away

While happiness you pursue

© 2015 Ashley Flynn

Author's Note

Ashley Flynn
Do your worst. I don't write poems often but this jumped at me while I was brushing my teeth.

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I like it. It's simple but moving.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Isn't it funny how an inspiration for a poem can come at anytime, including when your caring for your choppers? haha. What would it be like if we could discover those that have a secret crush on us? I'm sure many would be surprised at finding out, feeling different about that person than they did before. Nice poem Ashley.

Posted 5 Years Ago

I imagine one of the poetry purists might offer all kinds of tips on improvement, but I think it's fine. The message comes through clearly, and with emotion.

Posted 5 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ashley Flynn

5 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad. I don't normally do poems, I prefer stories most of the time, but I'll keep pra.. read more
Samuel Dickens

5 Years Ago

Sometimes an idea lends itself better to a poem rather than a story. Like you, I'm mainly write shor.. read more
Ashley Flynn

5 Years Ago

Usually a verse jumps out at me while I'm doing some mundane task, and then I just start riffing on .. read more

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Added on April 14, 2015
Last Updated on April 14, 2015
Tags: love, romance, unrequited, heartbreak


Ashley Flynn
Ashley Flynn

Long Beach, CA

Author of the Ascension series. Loves: (power/prog/death/black/symphonic/folk) metal, wine, pizza, fantasy, sci-fi, to-do lists, and my herb garden. more..


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