This was hard for me to write because it was not pre- written and I usually use a lot of imagery. This poem is about a guy I've been around for a year now. He doesn't know how I feel about him. No matter how much I'd like to tell him I wouldn't never do anything to jeopardize our friendship. This poem shows that someone can hurt you with out knowing, but keep you coming back for more.

This poem originally was published in Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems

I've Been Caught
I've been caught swimming in his eyes again.
Holding my heart so it doesn't break in his presence.
I've been known to have to steady my breathing at his smile,
as my own returns with red cheeks.
As the subject of my never ending sentences, he calls upon pauses that
should not be there.
As my friend, he shares.
His heart cannot mention my name.
While my heart can only scream his.
I've been seen caressing his skin with my gaze.
Memorizing his shape.
I've dreamt of how his lips round his words.
As I replace friendship with love.
My heart hangs heavy when I hear his voice.
My pulse races with his scent.
As he walks past, her on his arm.
Unlike any of the others, he kills me and keeps me alive.
39 Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)
  • Marge
    More than perfect . amazing choice of words! Couldnt explain the feeling any better. great job!
  • Renae
    The author has worded this poem so clearly and expresses her emotions easily. It is such a reminder of how I feel that I had to print it to show a friend. I can't wait to see if she has more poems up.
  • katiylin
    - i love this poem and i totaly knwo how you feel! great job :)
  • Athena
    I though ur poem was beautiful u carried me on journey with each sentence. i loved the imagery. Please write more
  • Laura
    I love this poem b/c it explains how I feel about a special someone and its just a beautiful poem
  • Crista
    WOW i think that is all i can say because it's such a good poem that iam speechless. like i said WOW.
  • Joana
    I like this poem because she expresses her self. She falls in love with a great friend but couldn't tell him because she didn't want their friendship to end.
  • Charel
    this is a great poem its sweet . _.
  • A.
    This poem has such reality within it. No matter what one's age, it still holds true. Bravo, author!
  • LV
    great. so true.
  • Carley
    WOW! I absolutely love your poem. It explains ezactly how I feel right now. My best friend has a girlfriend and i have a boyfriend, but i swear i am in love with him. i can't tell him but i cant just leave either.
  • Nathan
    Your love moves me, It compounds my every thought, my desire. I wish this was about me, that you desired me so. Instead I will cling to your promises.
  • polly
    Dear MS teresa, I soo enjoyed ou work. the first one i read, felt like you were talking about me, and my situation, almost lik you reached into my heartfeelings. i so treasure the way you approach your poems. it's what i'm thinking. and i just can't put them in to words. I hipe you will continue to bless us with your enlightment into my thoughts. much happiness. i vote what ever it takes to keep you sccessful.
  • Judith
    I don't know if you went throug that kind of experience but this is really something very nive for people who is doing this king of action
  • dUrbY
    hey. whoever wrote this poem, i give u like. 10 thumbs up! It so describes how i feel rite now for a very good friend of mine. so hard! hehe. wow. this is awesome. keep up the good work!
  • German
    Thank you for writing this. This poem has really touched me deeply. I am a 19 year old man this poem really sums up how i feel about my friend.
  • Racheal
    This is awsome! It really explaies how I felt with my best friend. My dream came true and now he's mine! I love this poem and I hope all you're dreams come true to!
  • Lorin
    I love this poem, and it really describes how I feel. It hurts me so much to see them together, but without his smile i just couldn't live.
  • Miss
    You summed it up for me. Thank you.
  • sis
    I love it! I was there just 2 years ago with my best friend I had to walk away before it killed me.
  • Kitty
    Wow. I know where you are coming from. I was so deeply in love with a dear friend of mine, who also loves my best friend so dearly. Thank you so very much for writing this.
  • Nemesis
    This is so full of depth and meaning.great poem!
  • shannon
    I love your poem! It tottaly got to me cuz, its exactly what is going on with me and my best guy friend.
  • leasa
    Those last few words,'he kills me and keeps me alive'. What pain is expressed. And how well i know it.
  • Danielle
    I only wanted to write to ones that really touched me, and this one did. I really love it, maybe because I can relate, sadly. Thank you for showing me that I am not alone. This is beautiful.
  • chris
    Ive read, watched and felt love, truthfully i watched a love story with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder and then just happened to browse this site. But i loved this poem being a writer myself i had to pay homage to this poem. It captures a moment.
  • nica
    this is a beautiful poem.and I think the writer deserves an award for her excellent use of words to describe such a common ocurrance.
  • Teresa
  • Mary
    I think the poem is very beautiful. I know that feeling and if I had enough courage, I'd send it to my crush!
  • heather
    I really love this one its almost the situation i am in right now.
  • Katie
    every word in this poem relates to an emotion i onced possesed and probably still do. It is as if you were writing this poem for me and i love how vivid each line becomes in my mind. Excelent imagery. Great work
  • Yate
    Your poem somewhat reminds me of what my friend and her man friend.
  • Amanda
    I like the poem so much because that is how I feel about a friend of mine and I am to afaid to tell him, because it might hurt our friendship.
  • Kelley
    i just totally LOVE this poem!!!!!!!!!
  • christy
    I really liked your poem it kinda put into words what i feel. Anyways thanx for you poem and good luck.
  • Tanya
    Excellent poem Teresa! you really got in touch with your feelings. I can relate.
  • barb
    this is a very true story, I think you did a great job
  • emily
    this poem is a good peice of work. I like the use of imagery. I think we can all relate.
  • Mathieu
    SO DAMN GOOD.i feel exactly the same but for a girl!

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