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Anticipated Rejection
Adamsky81

Two weeks today,
 1
when you questioned my sorrow,
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I stood there dismissive,
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and created a quarrel,
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I found it so difficult,
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to chance cold rejection,
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and left you annoyed,
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struck-down with confusion.
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So now I am writing,
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(I'll summon my might),
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though language inadequate,
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to highlight my plight,
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I wish you could fathom,
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my cautious addiction,
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this strong teasing hope,
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of idealistic fixation.
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Your illuminating beauty,
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and presence so luring,
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I can no longer deny,
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this strong inward feeling,
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when I see you flirt,
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I'm helpless, constricted,
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resenting the jealousy,
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and control self-inflicted.
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I'm now halfway there,
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the court is assembling,
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is your mind set?
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my fingers are trembling,
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the guillotine prepared,
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strain clear on my face,
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you play the jury,
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here is my case.
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I'm merely a guy,
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who to quote the clichés,
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would walk many miles,
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just for your gaze,
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would work triple hours,
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and buy you warm gifts,
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just for the chance,
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to sample your lips.
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I may not be carefree,
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or spontaneous like some,
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but please do not judge me,
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as childish and dumb,
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It's just that I'm trying,
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so hard to impress,
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I dread that your answer,
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is not a firm "Yes."
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Give me a chance,
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for the love seen in movies,
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the kind on high-school shows,
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that we all want truly,
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through this mail I confess
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my heart is to lend,
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now I need courage,
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Shall I press send?
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