Sneaking Glances

Can Intense really describe
What I felt
Just as we locked eyes?

This inability
To keep my eyes level
With yours

To keep from smiling
When nothing
Was said

Overly self conscious
Yet unaware
Of movements I make
While I sneak glances
At your face

Something uncharted
But somehow
From being scared
Not giving it a chance
I feel
You walked out the door

27 thoughts on “Sneaking Glances

  1. lunawitch15 says:

    here is hope for 2nd chances

  2. Paulami says:

    oh! must be missing something great i tell you πŸ™‚
    loved the lines..the sharp intake…

  3. Describe perfectly with lines like ‘…. overly self conscious yet unaware of the movement I make..’

    You know, this remind me of what happened when I met a guy a few years back… Almost somewhat the same scene, same motion of feelings.. πŸ™‚

    Love this.. well, here is mine..

    Hope you will drop by.. πŸ™‚ See you!!

  4. Jingle says:

    lovely delivery of sneaking glance,
    Thanks for sharing..

    you submitted one week ago, now it is linked to poets rally week 40.
    have fun.

  5. Ina says:

    This is a great read! πŸ™‚

  6. danroberson says:

    Those stolen glances that heat a room ,,,, but move away before flowers bloom,
    They tug gentloy upon the heart…………….but unfulfilled they fall apart.
    Beautiful sad poem.

  7. Linda says:

    I loved the lines:
    Overly self conscious
    Yet unaware
    Of movements I make

    You captured the emotions of such an encounter perfectly.

  8. Amity says:

    Kind of a romantic interlude…:)

    Beautifully penned! I was there you know… πŸ˜‰

  9. Kim Nelson says:

    Enjoyed the emotion, and felt such disappointment at the end!

  10. bendedspoon says:

    and you made me think of lost possibilities. great poem πŸ™‚

  11. Lovely words! I hope you know that THEY missed out! πŸ™‚

    My Poet’s Rally Poem: Beachy Winter.

  12. Ramesh Sood says:

    But you locked the eyes.. in first stanza itself… then …I am sure the feelings on other side would be same only unexpressed wrapped under a facade.. it happens.. well written and well expressed..

  13. Alethea says:

    Not giving it a chance
    I feel
    You walked out the door

    These three lines did it for me.I can relate to those “if only…” moments. Beautiful read!!

  14. JL Dodge says:

    You had us st the opening line … great write !
    Happy Rally !!!

  15. Alcina says:

    A picture that was painted with your words..nice!

  16. -D says:

    unrequited? πŸ™‚ nice flow.

  17. Neeraja says:

    So simple…and yet so real!!! Loved it! Keep writing!

  18. Jingle says:

    Happy Saturday, please visit poets who were here for you.


  19. Layla James says:

    I really liked this. You captured a feeling I know a lot about. Eye contact can be very scary yet exhilarating. Amazing poem!

  20. Mihir Vatsa says:

    Ha ha. Cute. Something that happens with me quite a lot of times. πŸ™‚

  21. Vinay says:

    no image was needed.. your words told it all, Alex πŸ™‚

    Here’s My Poem For Poets Rally

  22. gossamercy says:

    Wow, I totally know what you mean. I do the same thing, hesitancy and excitement all rushing in me. This was great, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  23. Girish says:

    Epitomises a lot of the “first crushes” we have. πŸ™‚
    Very nicely written. Cheers!

  24. LizetM says:

    Pretty much encompasses all that is a ‘Love at first sight’ type of feeling.

  25. A really nice description of those early encounters with someone. So full of emotion, and so present in the experience. One never knows quite what will come out of a first encounter, but I do have to say, I was surprised when the one in the poem walked out the door! Sounds like, so was the speaker of the poem.

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  26. anjuartwriter says:

    true description great lines

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