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The Girl

The Girl
I know a girl,
With a smile that could
Melt stone into silk.
She sits in the front, ahead of me,
In my class, making me wonder what would
Happen if I could go forward, so she could see.
Because I could care.
I sit at the back, not really there.


I know a girl,
With eyes like a waterfall,
Drowning me, herself and everyone.
She smiles a little less, a little forced
Nowhere days, which makes me want to call
To her friends, “Find out what’s wrong!”
Because I can care.
I sit at the back, not really there.









I know a girl,
Who sits in class, with her friends,
But somehow all alone.
She doesn’t smile anymore,
And her voice has no tone,
And I wonder when their ignorance
Will end.
Because I care.
I sit at the back, not really there.


I know a girl,
Who sits at the front,
Who never wears straps.
And never smiles,
And never says yes to the boys,
Who ask her for a date, and the laps
She runs around the field now have a hoodie,
And have increased in size, no joy.
I am worried, because I care.
I sit at the back, not really there.






I know a girl
Who doesn’t do her sums
And doesn’t talk to her worried friends.
She always says, “It depends”,
To their frantic questions, if it was fun
Running the race at the track.
I more than care.
I sit at the back, not really there.

I know a girl,
Who doesn’t care if her sleeves slip
Up her arms.
And her friends caller her sick,
And ugly, and “too thin”, but she
Keeps her calm.
I think she is beautiful, and I love her, but…
I sit at the back, not really there.


I knew a girl,
Who sat at the front of her
Class, and slept herself gone.
She wrote letters to her parents
Saying sorry, she’d give a reason
But she has none.



And she wrote a letter,
To the sad emo girl,
At the back of the class,
And said she was perfect
And that she loved her
And thanked her, for their
Little infinity,
Because she was always there.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/11/2015 2:18:00 PM
Erin.. powerful, well constructed write, my friend. Poetry Soup is a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. Comment on their works and they will comment on yours. Give the contest a try as well. I look forward to reading more good writes in 2015.. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Please take time to check me out, ok!
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Erin Clarke
Date: 1/20/2015 2:13:00 PM
Thank you Lyric Man! This is one of my first poems, and since we have been studying them in my engish class, I thought why not!
Date: 1/10/2015 9:43:00 PM
Erin,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun in this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST in hopes it inspires you in some way. I will enjoy following you and your poetry:) This is a great way to start the New Year. Lucky Us, To Have you. Enjoy 2015, with New Poet Friends! @-> LINDA <-@
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Erin Clarke
Date: 1/20/2015 2:12:00 PM
Thank you linda! I cannot find your contest through, send me a link! Thank you for commenting
Date: 1/8/2015 8:08:00 AM
- The year 2015 is new, and I look forward to many more poems from you, Erin - Welcome to P - Soup - Well done, I enjoy reading your first poem - // Anne-Lise :)
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Erin Clarke
Date: 1/20/2015 2:14:00 PM
I also enjoyed your poems! Happy new year, may it bring you joy, and may olympus watch over you watch over you
Date: 1/7/2015 10:18:00 AM
Very nice pen Erin! I really enjoyed your excellent piece dear friend .A 7 from me! I wish you the best in 2015! Have a wonderful day! :) Love and Light! xxx D."""
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Erin Clarke
Date: 1/20/2015 2:15:00 PM
Thank you so much! This was one of my first poems, as I have only really wrote 3 before this! Have a wonderful year, and do you have any tips on how I could improve any future poems?