The Crush

the crush

I steal a glance,
Walk past your way
Hoping you will
catch my eye
Sometimes you smile
and make my day
At other times,
you simply walk on by

I wait for you
to say a word
Share some pieces
of your life
Sometimes we chat
of things absurd
Like Hogwarts houses,
or cultural strife

I hear whispers
from those around
How you might feel
same as I
Sometimes I think
You’ll ask me more
But then you just
nod or smile

I am afraid
to speak my mind;
Express how I
feel about you
Sometimes it sucks
Being in my head;
I wish you’d tell me
how you feel instead

Β© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (31 January 2018)

***Linking with Vinay and Reema for their Wednesday Verses prompt ‘afraid’***

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  • Nibha Gupta
    31 January 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Wow! The bittersweet feeling of having butterflies when being around your crush, so beautifully penned!
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  • Obsessivemom
    31 January 2018 at 11:01 pm

    How very sweet is that! You caught the feeling so beautifully Sanch.
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  • Vidya Sury
    1 February 2018 at 4:12 am

    Love it! Felt like I could see narrator feel!
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  • Leo
    1 February 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I loved the beat of the poem, especially the first two verses. And yes, like Vidya said, could understand the narrator perfectly. Loved it! πŸ™‚
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      1 February 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you…I do realise the first two verses flowed very easily and then I had to work on the next two.

  • Sulekha
    2 February 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Awww…Sanch, it is such a sweet poem! Loved how you have described a person in love, afraid to share her feelings to her crush πŸ™‚ Beautiful poem.