Mitch Shanders

Rookie (20-March-1991 / Brisbane)

This Is What You Do To Me - Poem by Mitch Shanders

There you sit
And it's you I watch
But you don't even know
What it is you do to me
So I keep on watching
and wanting
as I bleed

Every time I look at you
Every time I talk to you
Every time I smell you
My heart continues
And I am forever

Whenever you pass me by
Whenever you catch my eye
I feel like I want to cry
Because of what it is you do to me

Your eyes
And your lips
And your hands
While my heart remains

Every time you look at me
I wonder what it is you see
Every time you talk to me
And I hear that beautiful voice
My knees get weak
My stomach flutters
My chest collapses
My neck hairs tingle
And I stop breathing
Just in that moment in time
When you do what it is you do to me

As I sit here
I imagine you
And I want to hold you endlessly
Forever in my arms for eternity
I'll continue
As long as you are

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2005

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