Confused about Love Poem

This is a poem about a person that I am truly in love with, but I am just going to keep it a secret admirer.

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I'm a senior in high school. I've liked the same guy since freshmen year. Sophomore year, I put a note in his locker. The note told him how a sweet man he is and his father (who passed away)...

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Secret Admirer


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009 with permission of the Author.

I've never been the type to say what I feel
So basically I keep everything inside
And with you it was no different
I want to tell you, believe me I've tried

But there's part of me that just can't take that chance
So I doubt that you'll ever know
Which may be fine with you, but it's hurting me
I choose not to show it though

I guess I'm your secret admirer
That name seems to fit just right
I don't know what I like about you
But you're on my mind, day and night

Maybe it's the way you look
So sexy I can't get enough
Or how you make me feel when you come around
I instantly forget all other stuff

Maybe it's the way you say my name
Or maybe it's the way you smile
Then again it might just be everything
Getting to know you seems worth my while

But I guess I'll never know what it is
My true feelings I could never reveal to you
I'll just admire you from a distance
I'm not sure what else there is to do


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  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 4 years ago

I'm a freshman in high school and my crush is a sophomore. I wanna tell him I love him, but I don't want to get hurt, and this poem inspired me to tell him.

  • Lowitch by Lowitch
  • 6 years ago

I totally can relate to this poem. I actually have this guy that I've liked for some time (maybe around 4 months already) and almost everyone from my class knows. We aren't that close, but we talk sometimes through chat. I seriously don't know what I like about him, but whenever we cross each other's paths, my eyes just suddenly follow him until he's gone. My friends actually support me from the bottom of their hearts, and they've encouraged me many times to tell my feelings to him, but I don't have the guts to do it because I already know that I would get rejected. I decided to look at him at a distance and just admire him, which is quite sad because I really want to be close to him and get to know him.

  • Gwen by Gwen
  • 7 years ago

I'm a senior in high school. I've liked the same guy since freshmen year. Sophomore year, I put a note in his locker. The note told him how a sweet man he is and his father (who passed away) would be proud of him. I signed it Shy Girl. The next year, I signed a candy cane to him to wish happy holidays! Once again, it from Shy Girl. I sent him 17 flowers for Valentine's from Shy Girl. The 17 because this year we graduate! He posted on Twitter asking who's Shy Girl? Many girls pretend to be Shy Girl. He asked each one the same questions. The questions are what was on the note and what date did he get it and where did he reserve the note. My plan is to ask him to prom from Shy Girl. I asked the cafeteria ladies to give him a box of pizza and a note on a future date. The note will say "I know this is kinda cheesy, but will you be my prom day? (Meat me at the punch bowl) ~Shy Girl" I hope he likes it.

  • Lina Lovebug by Lina Lovebug
  • 6 years ago

That's so cute! I got my idea from you, if you don't mind. I'm a freshman in high school, and my crush is a junior. We're in JROTC together and unlike most of the guys (I'm the only girl in the class) he's smart, respectful, funny when it's appropriate, and he's always helped me if I had questions. I started getting into poetry, and before the end of the year. I'm going to write him a poem signed "Book Worm," because I write books and love reading. Wish me luck!

  • June by June
  • 7 years ago

I have liked this guy for a long time, but he is one of my best friends, and I don't know what to do, because he always talks about how he likes some other girls when I'm right there listening to him. Even though I feel like breaking and sulking in a dark corner for the rest of my days, I give out fake smiles so he doesn't see my pain. He makes me laugh, smile, and cry so many times that I get so emotional. This poem just really got me wanting to say this. Also I hope all you girls get together with your crushes.

  • Marianna Rinehart by Marianna Rinehart
  • 6 years ago

I'm a 6th grader in middle school and I like this guy who's just like me: smart, cool, and funny. When I had a crush on him, I decided to try to be friends with him so I could get to know him. Now I think he's the only closest friend I've ever had. When I found out the Halloween dance is in 3 weeks, I decided to write a secret admirer to him, but on the other hand, I'm worried that people at my school might make fun of me for who I like. I really don't know what to do.

  • Jasmine Voytek by Jasmine Voytek
  • 7 years ago

I understand what you're going through. I've liked this boy for about 6 months now and we are in drama together, so I have to see him no matter what. But here's the thing. He has a girlfriend, but the worst part about it is that his girlfriend is my sister's best friend. For the past three days he's held my hand, wrapped his arms around me, etc. So what you should do maybe is try to talk to him. Sometimes fate can love you and sometimes it won't, but you'll never know until you try. The boy I like makes me smile, laugh, cry and all those things. I've yet to talk to him, so maybe you should too. Good luck.

  • Shaenaidquishamedidas by Shaenaidquishamedidas
  • 8 years ago

My sister and I have the same crush. At first I didn't care but then everything changed when she was holding his basketball shirt. Something was hurt. And it was my heart. I wanted to cry back then, but I don't want to. So I keep thinking that what if I'll let him go for the sake for my sister? I really want to cry but I can't because I don't want to. Its my first time being like this. And all I want for now is to stop my feelings so that they can be happy together. I don't want my sister to be hurt, instead I'm willing to sacrifice myself for my sister so that she can have someone who can love her... All I want is my feelings to change. Being hurt is my fate.

  • Wendy Gomez by Wendy Gomez
  • 7 years ago

Maybe letting go is the right thing to do. But if it hurts too much, then you should fight for him, even if it means hurting others. Your sister will eventually forgive you if you fight for him 'cause this isn't a forever thing.

  • Sarah Wheatley by Sarah Wheatley, Virginia
  • 9 years ago

I have this huge crush and I love him so much but I can't tell him because he is one of my best friends and I'm scared it'll get awkward if I tell him and he doesn't like me back. I'm just not one to take chances. I need to tell him and I am going to give him this poem to see if he likes me back. If he doesn't, then oopsie. But if he does, then yay!!

  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 9 years ago

One of my best friends has a HUGE crush on me, he told me a couple months ago and things got awkward. After a while we ended up becoming closer friends. The other day he was saying he might ask me to our school dance even though he knows my parents won't let me date. I told him that if there's a dance they'll probably let me date soon (which is true) and after that I can't stop thinking about him so I'm really confused

  • Yuki by Yuki, Horizon
  • 10 years ago

Life's so ironic. At first I did not like him. He likes my best friend and my best friend likes him too. He asked permission to court my best friend but he did not took it seriously and my best friend got hurt. Now that my best friend has a boy friend, I think he still like her, and it hurts knowing that he flirts with me but he likes my best friend. Like, heck! I like him and he doesn't know. Most friends pair them up and I end up faking a smile. :/

  • Anne by Anne
  • 10 years ago

I love this boy who is 3 months younger than me. He likes my best friend and he dated my cousin. I love him so, so, so much but I never told him. I write poems about him. I thought he liked me because he flirts with me all the time. I wish he would ask me out. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH! I wish he knew he is my life. He, to me, gives love a definition. The worst thing is my friend, the one he likes, has a boyfriend, which is kind of his enemy! OMG I LOVE HIM! WHY CAN'T HE SEE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nqutu by Nqutu
  • 10 years ago

I'm in the relationship with someone but truly I don't love him that much and the worst part he can't satisfy me in bed. I even miss my ex but I don't want to lose this person cos he's caring. I so wish to get help but I don't know how.

  • Queen Dia by Queen Dia
  • 10 years ago

That's a pretty poem up there. It speaks of the reality most people experience in their life.

  • Lalla by Lalla
  • 10 years ago

It's a very beautiful poem and it's totally how I feel. I want to tell him how he makes me feel but I feel like if I do tell him what he means to me he will reject me or say something mean. I've tried to tell him but then I get scared and just walk away.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 10 years ago

I have liked this guy for six years we talked a lot but I never had the courage to tell him I liked him. I was worried that I would get rejected and that he would make fun of me so I didn't tell him. I was planning on telling him this year but before I had a chance he moved. I was Very devastated I cried for weeks.

  • Natasha by Natasha, UK
  • 10 years ago

The guy I love is my debating partner, and we don't really have much of a friendship. But he's always there for me when I need him, and always knows how to make me laugh when I'm done. I'm not a nerd, but I'm not exactly popular. I'm in the rebellious clique, meaning many people don't really bother to give me any attention. Whilst he is popular, making him untouchable. I don't have the courage to ask him out, because I just know he'll say no. There are so many better girls who like him too, so I've no chance. But there's always this strange look in his eyes when he looks at me, something I can't recognize. He's always staring at me from across the school's makeshift court which is really just the hall. I don't know what to do. I've heard a rumor that he likes some new girl, so I've been trying to keep my distance from him. I kind of feel like bursting out into Taylor Swift's tear drops on my guitar every time I see him. This poem reflects quite a few of my feelings.

  • Lucas Scott Mj by Lucas Scott Mj, Nigeria
  • 10 years ago

Sometimes I fear being in love when I see people all around me getting cheated, deceived or betrayed. I am paranoid about being emotionally or physically cheated by the only woman I love.

  • Lina Lovebug by Lina Lovebug
  • 6 years ago

I felt the same way for a long time. I thought relationships weren't worth the risk of being betrayed or getting cheated on or having a horrible break up. But if you never take a risk, you might miss out on meeting the love of your life. You'll miss out on meeting someone who understands you, who will run across the neighborhood on a stormy night because he/she knows how much the thunder and lightning scared you and will comfort you. You've got to take risks, even if you'll get hurt in the end.

  • Angelo by Angelo, South Africa
  • 10 years ago

I have a crush on a girl whose an intern where I work. I know her for five years but not once was I overwhelmed with feelings of wanting to be with her, until now. I want to let her know but I'm scared she'll reject me because I'm much older than her and in a relationship. Don't get me wrong, there's so many reasons as to why I have feelings for this girl. It's not that she's younger than my girlfriend, believe me, my girlfriend is sexy and beautiful but she is not as kind and love people like this girl. I mean when she steps into the office the whole room light up and when she is not at the office, well life stands still. I can't wait to get to work because she brings light into my life. She doesn't have a boyfriend but I don't want to be the fool should I build up the courage one day. For now I'm just glad that my life makes sense again and yes, to believe in love again.

  • Edith Soto Indio by Edith Soto Indio
  • 10 years ago

I have a crush on this guy since I was 10th grade. I'm in college now. I never felt this feeling inside me and it's killing me. We never met in school. We were both basketball players so each day we had practice I would see him. I took long looks at him when he wasn't looking. I feel sad that now I don't know where he is and I don't see him anymore since he left high school. I was a junior and he was a senior. Since then I haven't seen him. But I have some pics of him in my computer. Every time I feel sad or lonely I look at his pictures and it calms me down. I still have a crush on him. I have his phone number and sometimes I want to tell him what I feel. I'm worried that he might reject me.

  • Lyrics by Lyrics
  • 11 years ago

This poem relates to everyone who has crushes, including me. I really like this guy for about 4 years now, and we are really good friends. I can never let him know though, because our friendship means so much to me, and I think me telling him how I feel may risk the chances of us being friends again. So one day, I told him extremely fast, and when he caught on with what I said, he said yes! We're seeing each other now. So to all those girls and boys, no matter what age you are, who has a crush on someone, just build courage, go up to him/her and say it fast. Some may work, some might not. If it doesn't, it wasn't meant to be, because in the future there is someone out there who could die for you. Good luck to all!

  • Ayesha by Ayesha
  • 11 years ago

I still have a crush but the thing is that the boy I am liking is afraid of love. He hates this feeling but I am madly in love with him. Him and me are so good friends that we go out for vacations and it's just him and me who are always together and he even kisses me on my forehead as friend. We hangout a lot and just we two are always planning to go out for some time to spend with each other. I care for him a lot and so does he, but still I cannot tell him that I like him because I cannot afford to lose him at all. So, even I am a kind of secret admirer to him. :)

  • Vanessa Burdic by Vanessa Burdic
  • 11 years ago

I was like this, I kept all of my feelings in and then my little brother ended up finding out and he told her, I regret for her finding out, cause I don't know how she feels, I think she doesn't feel the same for me though.

  • Jennifer by Jennifer, Mossouri
  • 11 years ago

For the past two months I've been giving the boy I like sweet poems-like this one-and each poem gave him details about how I looked. He later found out, we were good friends and he recognized my handwriting. It was very embarrassing, but he had a crush on me for quite some time. He asked me out and we've been dating for 3 weeks<3

  • Moon by Moon, Texas
  • 11 years ago

I love this poem. I am feeling the exact same way about this guy so I know how you feel. I actually already told him but that's a different story. I'm not saying for you to tell him but don't keep it inside for a long time. I'ts just going to hurt you more by waiting.

  • Lexi-Rose by Lexi-Rose
  • 11 years ago

Just do it! I am a girl in elementary school and I have a boyfriend. And I asked him. So just do it. I was so scared but made it happen.

  • Priscilla Dawn by Priscilla Dawn
  • 11 years ago

I've never seen his face, I'm always looking in faces just to hopefully see a trace....I only hold a memory, a my heart I always have loved him just haven't met him whoever you are....I'm truly waiting and ready for my forever always Priscilla

  • Anonymous by Anonymous, Georgia
  • 11 years ago

She's active duty in the army and I'm reserves. I met her a basic training and fell in love with her there. I could never tell her how I felt because I was to afraid of what she would say. To make things worse I'm a female as well. To Coronado sorry I never had the guts to tell you how much you really meant to me.

  • Leonia M by Leonia M
  • 11 years ago

It's as if Mandy knew what I am experiencing, I am in love with my friend. I met him a couple of months ago but from the time I saw him I just knew he was the one, but the problem is I couldn't express it or even say it till he travelled back.
I think I will have to live with this forever coz I can't let him know.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous, Canada
  • 11 years ago

I feel the same way, I'm in 12th grade (a senior in high school), I'm 17 yrs old, and just lately I've been starting to play playing cards with some friends, and my friend's ex's friend, started playing with us daily, and I've started to get interested in her, we've talked a bit, I've figured out that we have some stuff in common, and now, she's all that I think about... I don't wanna pass up any opportunity, but I'm a shy guy, so just being open in the middle of a group is NOT a easy thing to do... =/ I really like her, I haven't felt this way in a few years, didn't expect to feel like this this year too... like I heard a few days ago, "when there's fear, there's a desire, the greater the desire, the greater the fear."

  • Anoymous by Anoymous, USA
  • 12 years ago

This Is my story. I like this girl, but she is a year and grade above me. I'm but a young fifth grader, at the end of this summer, a sixth grader. She is no longer in my elementary school. I wish I said something before... Yes you might think this is just a stupid, passing thing, but it isn't. I liked her for 2 years now, but haven't said a word. I think I will regret this decision. I liked her for her personality. Well, you probably won't read this but, bye. - Your secret admirer, To Ariel. ♥

  • Someone Who Wants To Be More by Someone Who Wants To Be More, Ottawa Canada
  • 12 years ago

This poem speaks the absolute truth for so many people. It has been going on 6 years now. From the moment she stepped into my life she had something to her that I can't even describe. There are times where I think I see she has feelings for me but we all know it is very hard to actually figure it out without hearing the words. I would give anything to hear those words from her. If I don't I will continue to be the best friend. I can't risk loosing this friendship

  • The Girl No One Cares About by The Girl No One Cares About
  • 12 years ago

I have a crush on this guy in my dance and school class but he's not one to date and 2 of my friends also like him and if I ask him out and he says yes it could ruin my friendship but if he says no I'll be soo embarrassed. I don't know what to do.

  • Sharain by Sharain, El Paso
  • 12 years ago

This poem I feel was written just for me LOL I absolutely love this poem it explains the way I feel about a neighbor. We have never spoke besides hi by for some reason I'm so attracted to her and I really want to get to know her, but as the poem said in the beginning I was never the type of person to express my feelings. So I will just keep this my little secret, but as always I end up hating the fact that I never said anything and ask God when will I get over my fear of rejection because I just want to be open and free with the ones that I would love to get to know.....

  • Lydia by Lydia, Bridgeport
  • 12 years ago

Well I had a crush this boy since like forever but he barely knew me we talked like once or twice but that was it and the worse part was that he had a crush on my best friend but it didn't last long enough for them to go out so my best friend tried to get us together but I was like no but in the end my best friend got a boyfriend my crush got a girlfriend and I'm still lonely.

  • Anon by Anon
  • 12 years ago

I do love somebody, but we're not friends. She just knows me and I know her. She doesn't think I'm a cool person but I'm not such a "dude" or whatever. She doesn't know that I love her, and always think of her. A girl once asked me out but I rejected her because I was thinking of the other girl I like. That girl was my friend (we were just friends). then I regretted my rejection for her. Both girls got a boyfriend and I got left alone.

  • Nary by Nary
  • 13 years ago

Don't keep your feelings a secret you may regret that in the future. Just think of the worst thing that could happen, and how you'd deal with it if it happens, then just take a deep breath and tell that person. I once loved a friend and didn't have the guts to tell him and I couldn't stay anywhere near him, so after I ended our friendship, after a long time I figured that he felt the same way about me. And of course it was too late we both have already went our separate ways.

  • Yvette Becerra by Yvette Becerra
  • 13 years ago

This poem tells my story I'm in love with my friend but she doest know how much she means to me that I basically do anything for her. I wish I can tell her some day how I truly feel but I'm afraid she will reject me.

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