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He Said/ She Said

…Because it was in my head and I needed to put it to paper…

I know that more than a few of you have been in a situation where you were scared to put yourself on the line. You wanted someone to see through the barriers you put up and WANT to invest the time to really know you.

And it just doesn’t turn out the way you want it to.  Miscommunication can become the breeder of unhappiness. Every coin has two sides.

Perspective is everything…

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She said…

You put me up on a pedestal

I tried to be what I thought you wanted me to be

You preferred the girl you saw from a distance

Not the person standing in front of you

Didn’t you see that I’d built a wall?

I needed you to tear it down

I needed you to want me

But you never saw the writing on the wall

Just the indestructible barrier between you and the girl on the pedestal

So I never let you see me- not completely

I never let you in

I gave you my body without risking my soul

And you walked away

Because I could never be the girl I thought you wanted me to be.

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He said…

I put you up on a pedestal

I saw you across the room, laughing and carefree

I liked that girl I watched from a distance

Who was this person standing in front of me?

Did you see that you’d built a wall?

I needed you to tear it down

I needed you to want me

But I never saw the writing on the wall

Just the indestructible barrier between me and the girl on the pedestal

So I never let you see me- not completely

I never let you in

I gave you my body without risking my soul

And I walked away

Because you couldn’t let go of the girl you thought I wanted you to be.

©Carrie Klein, 2014

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