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On the Backside of Hello

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Below is the poem entitled On the Backside of Hello which was written by poet Debra Squyres. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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On the Backside of Hello

Standing quivering
Vulnerable and still raw
Needing acceptance
Craving a glance….from you
Aching for your hello

Feeling inadequate
Fidgeting hands clamped
Eyes downward
Craving a look….from you
Longing for your hello

Heart sprinting
Pulse tap dancing
Feeling dizzy
Craving a smile…from you
Thirsting for your hello

Feeling dejected
Fearing rejection
Ducking out of sight
Seeing no smile…from you
Hiding from your hello

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 8:33:00 AM
    really cool poem you trully captured the feelings

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 11:15:00 PM
    GREAT POETRY! loved how you had your thoughts dance about, to the tune of your then... fragile insecurity and self esteem. Beautifully constructed.

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 7:08:00 PM
    A very nice poem, that I enjoyed reading very much. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 12:21:00 PM
    that's a lovely heartfelt expressed poem, nice flow, I enjoyed reading it.God bless you. Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Wonderfully written and although free verse it has form in your repetition of the 7 syllable 4th line and fits so well with that need for acceptance we feel on so many level through our lives especially about love.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 7:26:00 PM
    this is so true a poem. our parents should be choosing our mates.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Believe it or not, lol..... this is on the "Back side of hello"! ...No smile...no hello ! Yet, I must indulge in the write; as the introduction to a future write which invigorates the artist ! Ramble on dear poet ! Much love...james

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Wow this is quite the powerful write my friend! I am entranced by the loveliness that you have expressed throughout this incredible poem! Do you see yourself like this person in the poem? Because I see a much stronger Debra from what I've read of your works and from your comments! This is a special piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Soup mail.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Our own rejection in our own reflection can keep us well at bay. With no where left to turn for help, seems no one cares to say. With shallow breaths, we stay alive. Hoping that one day they'll soon arrive. Hello Debra. :)

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Wow, this is so sad, no one should make you feel this way. Many here at the soup accept and appreciate you. Hugs, Rick