Poets & Poetry

Feelings for you

by Jyoti Bagh (20)
Biswanath College, Sonitpur, Assam

Sometimes I wonder how I feel about you,
Scared of these feelings because it’s still new
I catch myself thinking of the best way to share,
Hoping you’ll return my confession showing you care.
And then I catch myself again… and drag my thoughts back to reality
I’m back to square one, does this just happen to me?
Poems are not the way; I would never do this
But this is YOU, and you aren’t like anyone I have met.
How much longer do I have to write, can I tell you yet?
When I come back from my thoughts I feel more secure
But then I sleep… and the dreams of you occur.
The dreams I have of you are so vivid and clear
I feel true happiness inside and that there is nothing to fear.
People say dreams have underlying meanings and not to ignore them
I say we both know what they mean and now I want you to hear.
Hear what I am about to say to you, see it in my face
Hear it in my words and tone when we converse…
I love you! I love you more than I ever thought I could
Be with me always and be loved like you should.

Published in the May 2017 issue of The Teenager Today.