Jeremy David T. Garrett

In The Air Tonight

What is that, in the air tonight?
A feeling so calm, so good, so right...
I saw you, though you did not see me
And I was captivated, but didn't want to be free
There was something about you, that held me there
Something so perfect, from your feet to your hair.
I basked in you presence, washed in your glow
Lost in the sight of you moments ago.
But you did not see me, did you?
You may nod your head, but I know its not true
I am not even a blip on that screen
I can't blame you, it isn't really that mean.
You see, I am someone that is easy to forget
You can't even remember my name, I'd take that bet.
I am not ugly, nor am I dull or not fun
Its just, I am not the one to get you undone...
In the weeks and months of my casual 'hi'
I notice I don't register to you when I walk by.
We are friends, that much is true enough
But anything more you might say, that is just a bluff.
I feel stupid... really.. I do.
That all of my thoughts turn directly to you
And it took me a while, to realize I wasn't obsessed
Even after all of these things I have just confessed.
Is it love? for me, I am quite sure
But how much longer must I endure
To be in the that level of friendship
To be lost forever in that word of kinship
Is it so bad that I want to hold and kiss you?
That I want to be around you all the time?
Is it so weird that I want you to feel the same way too?
Is that so bad.. is that such a crime?
All these things I want you to understand
That to be away from you, I just can't stand...
But as I see you again, walking near me
Captivated by your eyes, but still oh so free
You smile and wave, and walk on by.
I smile and nod.. but those feelings just won't die.
It is all around me, touching me so light.
This thing that is.. in the air tonight.
I just can't escape it, I just can't be set free
But who said I wanted too. I know.. not me...

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 15, 2010

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