Yenaros' mix of lyricism, detail, and style is a dangerous poetic force to be reckoned with.
Crushed by Crushes
I’m not gonna sit here and lie.
From minute one, I knew that I was never
The most attractive guy.
I thought that I could win my crushes over with
My personality like “they” said that I could
Then I got rejected.
Why do I even try?
All of these useless tactics that I got from
My friends and Google didn’t help me out.
It’s got the girls that I felt some type of way for
I just sigh.
I’ve gone through the most trying
To make myself seem like the man that they
Can spend their life
What can I do besides just move on when they
Leave me on 'read'?
Because I certainly can’t cry
Over the fact that they wanted a guy that was
For them, they don’t think they did anything
Passing me by,
But they didn’t realize that their words and their actions
Felt like they
Did a drive-by
Trying to pry
Their words out of my heart
And trying to stop my eyes
From even looking at them again since the
Moment that they went after that other guy.
“You’re like a brother to me.”
“Now’s not the right time.”
“I’m attracted to girls.”
Those excuses are so played out.
Why even lie?
I’d rather you just hit me with-
“You’re not good enough”.
“You’re too short.”
Busy trying to satisfy
Women that would
Rather have french fries and hair dye
Than someone like me
By their side.
Being an “average guy” trying to impress a pretty woman
Is like trying to apply for a sci-fi.
They won’t date me, but they appreciate
My help with work.
I’ve been used more than Wi-fi.
© 2019 Yenaros
Liz Westwood from UK on December 11, 2019:
You have painted a picture from the heart in this poem.