Natalie Clyne

There Stands The Boy Across The Room

There stands the boy across the room
The boy that makes my life worth while
The boy I wake up thinking about

So kind and gentle is he
Protecting me when I am afraid
Comforting me when I am upset
Standing by me when everyone else doubts me

I told him how I felt
Everything was going fine
But things in the past stopped him from seeing
How great we were together

He said he loved me
On new years eve
But the next morning
He tried to let me down gently
By saying he couldn’t remember what happened
He thought he might have been a bit drunk
But not two months before he told me he didn’t drink

After about a week
The shocking truth was told
The boy had started dating a girl
Who he said before that he didn’t like
But had secretly liked for a long time

What to do
I couldn’t think straight
I knew the real him
And he accepted me for me

Whenever I saw them together
My heart would sink
But no matter how upset I was
He was always there to put a smile back on my face

Deep down I think he knew
How much it hurt me when I found out
About the girl he had started dating
My worst enemy

After a few months I tried to get in-between them
I caused a lot of trouble for them
And for that I was sorry
She turned everyone against me
Even my best friends
Everyone was calling me
But he was the one who always stuck by me no matter what

Practically every few days they were arguing
He would always tell me his problems
And ask for advice
He said he knew they weren’t going to last

I’ve come to realise that
No one is perfect
Everyone has bad points
They just aren’t always easy to find
I already knew what his bad points were
But I still loved him

It took me a while to realise
That what I truly want
Is for him to be happy
I just thought that I could be the one to make him happy

There stands the boy across the room
And that is where he will always stand to me
Never to be mine
Just to be
A friend.

Poem Submitted: Friday, November 25, 2005

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Comments about There Stands The Boy Across The Room by Natalie Clyne

  • Miranda Coffey (11/27/2005 12:41:00 PM)

    Aww Natalie! (inser big hug from miranda here) I think everybody has to go through a painful love story at least once in their life...I know I've been there and done that. This is such an honest poem, and those are the kinds that can ping on everyone's hearts and make them realize that they've been there too...even when they don't want to admit it. ~miranda

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  • Charley60 K (11/25/2005 1:58:00 PM)

    On Natalie, this was like a love story or reminded me of a time in my life-not as far, but similiar. Well written and well said even the truth that just because we can and love someone doesn't mean he will feel the same. It's hard letting go-but a good ending, if nothing more....friends.

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