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Alyssa Prydz

English 9H/Period 6
5/31/17

Verbal Advantage Writing Sample: A Poem


It Was Love To Me, But Not To You

Iwassmittenwithyou
Eversinceyoutalkedtome
Thosesummerdaysseemedtoflyby
WheneverIwaswithyou

Youalwaysflatteredmewithyourclement
Andsoothingchoiceofwords
ThedayswhenIfelthaggardandWearyYouwouldsay
ThatmyLipswereasplumpasstrawberriesripeningonacoolSpringmorning

YouwererichandIwaspoor
IwasFrugalandspentmymoneycarefully
WhileyouwerespendthriftandspentyourmoneywheneveryouhadtheChance
OppositesiswhatwewereButIdidNotcareBecauseIalwayswantedMore

Iwantedtobewithyoueverysecondofeveryday
IwasalwayshopingourmeetingswouldbediurnalandoccureachDay
OnedayIwasinaPublicGardenandyoucametome
IwassoSurprisedandHappybutyouseemeduncertainandAmbiguous

AfteraWhileyoucameandsatdownnexttome
IsaidhelloandwasUnequivocalandClearwhenaskingwhatyouweredoing
youbegantodescribetheBeautythatsurroundedme
HowtheflowerswereeversofluorescentIntheBrightRaysofSunshine



ItwasnicebutitseemedasIfyouweretryingtotellmesomething
YouweredefinitelyNebulousandvague
ButIthinkasyoudescribedTheGarden,youwereTalkingaboutme
IaskedyouifyouweretryingtoAskmeoutonadate

yousaidYesandweresorrythatyouweretooshytoSayitbluntly
Iwasnolongersmittenwithyou
ButInloveafterDatingforTwomonths
Iwassadthatourrelationshipwassomewhatclandestineandbeingkeptasecret

IknowitwasbecauseyourparentsWouldnotapproveofme
ButIstillwantedtoexpressthelovethatwehadforeachother
AssummerbegantoendandChangeYoutoochangedwithit
YouwouldntlongersupportoradvocatefortheideasthatIhad

WheneverweWereinpublicyouWouldjustrepudiateandcastmeoff
YouneverdidthatbeforeandIthurt
ItwaspainthatIhadneverexperiencedbefore
AndIwantedittoend

WhenIrealizedwhyyouweredoingthisIfelt
LikeIshouldhaveunderstoodbutIdidnot
YourParentsfoundoutaboutus
Andbecauseofthisyoubecamewithdrawnandsilent

ImadeanallegationorAccusalthatYourparentswouldDisapproveofMe
ButWecouldmakethemseeourlove
InsteadyoucontinuedtoIgnoreme
ItwasasIfibegantoNettleandIrritateyou




Youseemedtovacillateorbeindecisiveaboutwhatyouwantedtodo
ItoldyouIlovedyouEversincethen
ButyoubegantoReBufforRefusemylove
EventhoughyouwerelikethisIstillbegantomollifyandcalmyourtenseemotions

Thenonedayyoubrokeupwithme
IwouldnotacceptItbecauseIknewourlovewasreal
Youwouldjustnotacceptitbecauseofyourparents
ButthenyousaidsomethingThatTrulyrippedoutmyHeart

Yousaidyouneverreallydidloveme
Anditwasjustadaretogooutwithme
IwasdevastatedasIknewthiswasnottrue
ButThatyoustillhadtosaylies

Justtoberidofme
Iwantedtoreconcileandhealourlove
ButItseemedtobenouseasIBegantowaiveandGiveUp
Onwhatwehad

Igenuinelyneverthoughtofustobeanalogousandsimilar
Butwelovedeachother
AsthedayswentbythoughIbegantothink
Thatyoureallynolongerlovedme

Ialwaysthoughtofyoutobethiswonderful,Benigngood-naturedPerson
Butyoureallyforgotallaboutthosesummerdaysthatwespenttogether
IwishIWasneversogullibleandfoolishtofallintoyourtrap
ButIdidandIdIscoveredthatOurlove,
ItwasLovetome,Butnottoyou