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This poem is about knowing someone and not being able to tell them that you did something that could cause trauma to the relationship because you couldn't tell them face to face that you really cared.

How I Feel

I feel really awful
for what I have done to you.
I am really, truly, very sorry,
and I know that you are too.
It started out as fun and games,
but then the situation changed.
I couldn't think of what to do,
or how to avoid hurting you.
I was thinking if I told you,
how would you feel,
knowing that I'm not really for real?
In my mind all that I could see was my fear,
that someday, maybe, you wouldn't want me near.
All the time I was lying to you,
I was scared of your reaction,
I was scared of what you might do,
if you really knew the truth.
But most of all, I was scared to let you know,
how much I really do love you.
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19 Visitor Comments

this poem was really good, i just got in a fite with a guy frend we both like each other but he dsnt wana rek the frendship! i wish i could rite stuff like u did it was really good hav fun xoxo xox xo
Damn good fits me guss right.
angeleen dreamer
this is a really good poem
That's funny because that's how I feel about my boyfriend I write poems but I'm too embarrased to put it where everyone can see!
i like this poem alot it sends out a great message
Erin, this is such a great poem. It relates to an incident that happened to me on new years. good work, i hope you win!
ur peom was very sweet and heart-warmin, i really enjoyed it and i will read it over and over again
Hey Erin, this a beautiful poem! every word u sed expresses how i this gurl felt felt for me, and i was touched by ur poem! Hope u win! :)
This is a very beautiful poem. I've felt the way you felt when you wrote this poem, I just wish I could have expressed myself as well as you did.
it is very express it deeply yet exciting..
tis poem explian's how i fell about my girlfriend
Fabulous! I love it. I dun dare to tell my loved one how much I love him. U expreseed my feelings.
Hey, this is really a very good poem. Even though it doesn't mean anything to me i enjoyed reading it. It was very nice and sweet. I hope you win. GOOD LUCK
excellent poem! the ending was a great surprise, i feel the excitement of being in love, just from your words.
I love is poem and it was so sad,keep the good work.
GREAT poem
I love this poem a lot!!!it's really good and i think it's the best poem ever written by a teenager!
Great poem!!

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