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Unrequited Affection

When often thinking of times past
In accordance to her own place
She recalled a heart broken young woman
With longing her pain to erase

Guys grow fond of her demeanor
Going so far as to follow her around
Yet without a doubt she controls her heart
And departs them safe and sound

She never strays from her values and ways
From actions she continues to refrain
And when boys spend time in her company
For her, it is merely to entertain

Childish ways once embedded naturally
Inside her innocent mind
Have soon dissipated into the land of dreams
And reality she’s come to find

So many times she’s feared the day
When one young soul she shall meet
He’ll speak foreign truth she’s never heard
And sweep her off her feet

Hesitant to become transparent
She often hid her anticipation
And did so well for the initial encounters
Although with great frustration

No one seemed to understand her like this one
For in such a short amount of time
She questioned what her motives were
As her affection seemed to climb

Attempts to stray from him failed miserably
And in fact seemed to attract her more so
Each departure she vowed was the last
Yet her endearment continued to grow

Left in a quandary  
She allows him to speak his peace
She soon understands his wishes for them
Are from each other to release

Now, rational a thinker she may be
She desires his wishes as well
But something leads her to believe
They both know this attempt will fail

She’s scared to read too much into this
In fear that feelings are unrequited
For only God can deem what’s to be true
And who shall be united

So, idly she and her soul await
For sign of returned desire
Yet, until that day she will attempt no more
And to her chambers simply retire

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 11:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the PoetrySoup Site October Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Ashley. May 2010 be the year you see your writing endeavors become reality. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:54:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Ashley! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:18:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 11:49:00 AM
    A masterful write, here Ashley, and congratulations on this featured Poem, Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 5:09:00 PM
    Teriffic write. Congrats on the feature. Vince

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 4:13:00 PM
    Congrats on your feature write this week! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 8:37:00 AM
    i loved it

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 1:01:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 11:41:00 AM
    Nice use of rhyme to share this story with us. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Enjoy your honor. Wishing you many more. Karen

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 9:40:00 AM
    Ashley - congratulations on your beautiful poem being featured this week. A great write. Regards Janette

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 9:39:00 AM
    Ashley - congratulations on your beautiful poem being featured this week. A great write. Regards Janette

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 3:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Ashley. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2009 5:31:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your fasinating poetry with us today Ashley. It has been awile since I have read your poetry. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol