I DON'T LOVE YOU (I JUST LIKE YOU)

I DON'T LOVE YOU (I JUST LIKE YOU)

A Poem by Shivam Murari
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If you didn't see it but felt it coming.

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I Don’t Love You

(I Just Like You)




You keep staring

From the corner of your eyes.

You look at me,

While I’m looking away.

When I look back,

You shudder and retreat.

Both of us know

What you are doing.

 

You drop hints about your love for me.

Come close, egg me into proposing you.

But you can’t make me fall in love.

‘Cause it’s clear that I don’t love you.

 

I just like your child-like smile,

Your innocent gaze,

Your caught-in-the-act

And then embarrassed phase.

The movement of your hands,

Stealing sights a few,

Giving a side glance,

I just like you.

 

 

Your friends,

They know all about this.

They are helping you

Bridge the gap between us.

Trying to get us

Into talking,

Trying to develop

The love that they can’t.

 

I might try to test the water.

Go close, then hold myself back.

No you can’t make me fall in love.

‘Cause I know that I don’t love you.

 

I just like your black spects,

Your glad days,

Your showing off

And then shocked face.

The sound of your voice,

The deep red hue

On your swollen cheeks,

I just like you.

 


No! This is not possible.

Not letting my guard down.

I’m preoccupied with my goals.

Love is the last thing on my mind.

 

You could climb the stepping stones to my heart,

Only to find a deserted mountain peak.

No you can’t make me fall in love.

It’s sorted out that I don’t love you.

 

I just like your child-like smiles,

Your innocent gaze,

Your caught-in-the-act

And then embarrassed phase.

Your leather jacket,

Your brown hair too,

Your tied plait,

I just lov---- like you.







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© 2015 Shivam Murari


Author's Note

Shivam Murari
This is my first attempt at a lyrical romantic poetry, a genre that has intrigued and excited me quite a lot in the recent past. It is often said that a good poet always tends to have an ear for good music. Lyrical genre is that one genre that blends poetry and music so well that it becomes intriguing and exciting. You would find that a lot of my upcoming poems belong to this genre.

This poem, specifically, talks about the situation in which a popular and beautiful girl falls in love with a rather unpopular guy who has a goal in his mind and could see nothing else other than that. The guy's emotions forms the major part of this poem.

I hope you like it. Critique welcomed.

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When we fall in love, the heart plays the lyrics of blending where preoccupation becomes the all encompassing occupation with the shy and embarrassed, bridging gaps to the next stages and on. You are right for as the child grows so it does until it consumes every aspect of the seen and unseen worlds. An excellent write and a good genre...:).........

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thats so true. The preoccupation of the loved one and one's need to avoid it and find reasons but st.. read more
Sami Khalil

5 Years Ago

Wow. You are welcome. ....:).....



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I love your huge words, and I'm wowed by this poem! Great write!

Posted 4 Years Ago


ah yes, it is how it goes in romance - well done poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Very good for your first attempt. I can see where it would be a very cute, catchy song.
Well done!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Love is the creeper of emotions, we try our best to not feel it but it does creep up on us and often is found where we never expected, I like the flow to this piece, realistic :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


The poem is nothing but beautiful. The emotions and feelings attached to every single word make it a great read. The poem is very interesting and doesn't let the reader to go off-track.
The helplessness one experiences while falling in love with someone's innocence is portrayed in a great manner. No matter how hard the brain tries, it can never ever control what the heart falls for. I just loved this poem. Good luck. Happy writing. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Rahul Chhabra

5 Years Ago

You are welcome. If you have some time to spare, do review my writing too.
Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Sure. : )
The last line...the stifle....that confirms the ambivalence in the boy's heart. Love is a very pleasant thing to misinterpret, indeed. Every one happens to possess a different definition for it.....keep writing friend.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thank you Akshay, Indeed. True words.
A great look at the way love winds its way into our mind's attention.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Indeed! Thank you so much Daryan! :)
I read lots of fine poetry from India, with perfect English,this is excellent.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Yes that's very true Leslie. India is a land of art and culture. Poetry is one very popular form of .. read more
I enjoyed the poem. A nice journey into thoughts and hope. I like the innocence of the words. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

You are welcome.
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MCS
"Methinks thou dost protest too much" but hey all things take their own time. Great write!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Very true MCS, very true! Love is one of those feelings that do take a lot of time to sink in, speci.. read more

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Tags: Caught in the act, child-like smiles, corner of the eyes, crush, Don't Love, I Don't Love You, I Just Like You, Just Like, love, lyrical poem, propose, secret staring, side glance, staring

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Shivam Murari is a student, currently aspiring to get into a good college. He loves to write poems, loads of them. He usually gets very random ideas, which he thinks are pretty cool, and in the proces.. more..

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