Teen Crush Poem

I wrote this poem my freshman year of high school when I found out I would be moving that summer. It's about the one girl I never told how I felt because we were friends and I didn't want to mess that up.

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I wrote a poem like this for a girl my freshman year. It made all my female friends cry, so I showed it to the girl I liked and she kinda brushed it off. Looking back, I shouldn't have wasted...

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She Doesn't Know I Love Her


Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

When did my feelings get so deep?
Why did they take that big, long leap?
Going from friend to crush,
What a rush,

And I don't think she knows.

Since when did her smile make me go weak?
Since when did her tears make mine start to leak?
Why does this happen when I'm always so strong?
When people called me Superman, I guess they were wrong,

And I don't think she knows.

When she talks I can't help but watch her lips,
To notice their shape and curves when they dip.
Wait, why am I looking? I don't even know.
And I can't help but wonder if she even knows.

Her beautiful eyes are nothing like ours.
They're so deep and bright; you'd believe they were stars
They pour forth emotions in raging rivers.
They could make even me believe that Santa always delivers,

And still she has no idea.

Her body is perfection, though she denies it.
It makes my head spin with every glance I give.
She could put any man under her spell,
But she doesn't know how I feel, and I don't think I'll tell.

I love how she looks and who she is
And how she makes me feel like this.
I love how she's beautiful and smart with a heart so strong
And how she lives every day like nothing could go wrong.

Still she hasn't got a clue.

Now school is at an end on the 11th at noon.
I wonder if she cares that I'm moving soon.
We're parting that day after school for many months.
I just wish I could have kissed her just once.

Now that I've said it with my poetic skill,
I don't think she knew, and now she never will.


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  • Sebastian Borda by Sebastian Borda
  • 2 years ago

This poem is beautiful. The skill and words that went into it bring out the emotions. The situation that I'm in is very similar, therefore, making this very relatable. Such a beautiful poem!

  • Emma Prenni by Emma Prenni
  • 5 years ago

This spoke to me on a personal level. This is what I feel at night and what I will feel now and forever. This is truly a work of art, and I very much appreciate it coming into my life, just when I needed it most! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
My upmost admiration,
Emma Prenni

  • Brooks Smith by Brooks Smith
  • 6 years ago

I wrote a poem like this for a girl my freshman year. It made all my female friends cry, so I showed it to the girl I liked and she kinda brushed it off. Looking back, I shouldn't have wasted my time on her, but she was basically perfect. Now she's seeing someone else and going off to college. Do I regret writing it? No. Do I miss her? Yeah. But there's nothing you can do about it. I have not liked a single girl since her.

  • 4 years ago

Now that, my friend, is what I call loyalty. Because the fact that you haven't liked a single girl since that girl you liked is REAL. I'm sorry that she brushed off your poem, but there are better fish in the sea, or if you wanna stay with her, then make her notice you. I'm pretty sure that she will understand your feelings. Just try it!

  • Alyssa Moffett by Alyssa Moffett
  • 6 years ago

I am too young to understand, they say, but I know what I feel is real. You should see I don't just like him. That word is not strong enough. I love him that is the word I need. When he says my name I can barely breathe. When our eyes meet my knees go weak. I love him, he knows I like him. He's known for a while, but we don't really talk. He sits by me in one class. I know we need to talk about this, but my courage has left me here in this place. Can I just walk up and tell him I love you, or is that too hard for me? That way I feel for him will always be.

  • Mpho Mosia by Mpho Mosia
  • 7 years ago

I'm a girl who has never dated. I'm 15 years, and there's this guy I like. We talk every day. I think I like him. How do I surely know he is the guy for me...how can I get him to notice I like him?

  • Deallan by Deallan
  • 7 years ago

Okay, so what I think you should do is to get him in the same room as you…like in the library or a classroom or walking or at his or your place…just make sure you’re alone. And say, “Okay, I had a crazy thought just now. I was imagining what it would be like if we were not friends but more than friends.” And he’ll say, “How?” And you say, “Like if we were together, together.” And see how it goes. If he says no, then say it was only a wild guess. Best of luck to you.

  • Josh Larking by Josh Larking
  • 7 years ago

I just wanted to say thank you for writing a piece like this. I am only 15, but this poem has inspired me to make a positive result come about from a situation that is a picture perfect replica of this one. Your words are simple; they are sweet and they convey deep meaning. I can see that each word has been carefully thought over You have put so much of your own emotion into this, and that is why I appreciate this poem so much more than a lot of others. Thank you.

  • Jenefir by Jenefir, Witbank / Mpumalanga
  • 9 years ago

It hurts so much to love and be rejected but it is far worse to never take that chance and tell them how you feel.

  • Darieus by Darieus, Alaska
  • 9 years ago

I never thought I could find a poem that I could relate to until I read this. But I told her how I feel, and for now she's mine but I'm moving next year.

  • Laura McGinley by Laura McGinley, Knoxville Tn.
  • 9 years ago

My Story is I think this is the sweetest poem ever!

  • Avery by Avery, Ok
  • 9 years ago

Number one, this is the sweetest thing EVER.
Number two, if a guy wrote a poem for me, I would marry him. Not even kidding.
Number three, marry me please.
Number four, this is the last thing. This is the best thing ever. I NEED a boy to write something like this for me.

That's all.

  • Sierra by Sierra, WI
  • 9 years ago

You should really tell her!! she might feel the same. I fell in love with my best friend and then me moved and I never got the chance to tell him and I regret it awfully!!

  • Jesús by Jesús, Mexico
  • 10 years ago

The last time I've felt like you was about 6 years ago, and no other girl has ever made my knees weak until I started the university; my eyes came across this little girl, she isn't as hot and fit as her friends but still looks good. She has a killer smile and the cutest laugh.
I've enjoyed the few times we went out, using my friend's friends as excuse to see her. The bad part is that she might know I like her, because in the past weeks she has stopped seeing me and I can feel she's avoiding me. I don't blame her because unfortunately she has a boyfriend. And for the worst my classmates know it. I wish I've never met her because now I can't stop thinking on her.
And it's even harder to express my self in English since it's not my first language.

  • Hanna by Hanna, Michigan
  • 10 years ago

This story has made me understand how guys feel when they are in this situation. It has touched my heart, my mind, and my soul. I hope you get to kiss that girl! :)

  • Lydell by Lydell, Washington State
  • 10 years ago

Your poem is awesome I am going through the exact same thing with a woman I have had a crush on for a long time. Because I am so shy I can't tell her because I don't want to get rejected. I feel that would hurt our friendship. Even though I want to and love poetry. I may have to follow your lead and write a poem because it very possible I will be moving out of the state we go to school in after I graduate.

  • Jemima Watson by Jemima Watson
  • 10 years ago

This was amazing! It made me so sad, you should tell her. Reading this just shows how much you really care, at least send her this poem, maybe she will finally understand.

  • Anthony by Anthony, New York
  • 10 years ago

Look my friend if I were in your shoes now, I'd find any way to tell her your true feelings before someone else grabs her and you will never forgive yourself. Let her know. I still think of my ex girl so much and I truly wish she was here with me today instead of my wife who I am not in love with. Please give your friend a call for what happens if the guy she meets hurts her, give her a call or send a letter with that poem for she will understand how you feel for her. I hope you have told her by now.

  • Megan by Megan, Kansas
  • 10 years ago

This sound like something my best friend would say to me. He moved this summer to Washington State and I am in Kansas. I liked him and he liked me. We both were scared if we said anything our friendship would be hurt. We finally got up the courage to say something, and to our surprise we both felt the same way. The only problem is that we live (While I am at College) 1,141 miles as the crow flies and 1,525 miles driving distance. I know how you feel because I felt like that for so long before and after her left, but after telling him I feel so much happier, even though I miss him so much more.

  • Tee by Tee, New Orleans
  • 10 years ago

So I fell for this girl and she came from South Africa little did I know she had someone back home as our feelings started blending and we got strong she told me about the other and I was crushed then the other proposed so they could be together she told me that to so I cried cause well I didn't know what else to do she couldn't decide who she wanted and the thought of losing her made me sick to my stomach. I love hey but I don't think she understand cause if she did I don't think it would be this hard for her to pick one.

  • Jazz by Jazz
  • 10 years ago

This is by far the best poem I have read so far, great job. You should definitely tell her because I found out on the last day of school that this guy liked me and I have had a crush on him for quite some time. Sadly it's too late and now we will never be together.
P.S any girl would be happy to go out with a guy who is able to write such lovely poetry about them!!!!

  • Dla by Dla
  • 10 years ago

I feel your pain. I'm in love with this one girl and she acts like I don't exist. It seems I scream but no one can hear but my that's how my life is.

  • Ashton by Ashton
  • 10 years ago

I know this story personally. Problem was, she did know, just probably not enough. This is my favorite poem I know now and just reaffirms how I feel.

  • Sam by Sam
  • 11 years ago

I thought this was very beautiful. I know how you felt, to be so close yet so far away at the same time....

  • Mary by Mary, IN
  • 11 years ago

I have a guy I like and the weird thing is this guy is my brother's friend and I know he doesn't know I like him.

  • Gabi by Gabi, US
  • 11 years ago

That was the most amazing poem. Your a good hearted man bro. Wow, I can't seem to come up with any words to think how to describe this. It's so sad yet so uplifting. Made me tear, and I'm a guy! Doesn't mean sh*t when poems like this are written. Great story, written just magnificently, but truly saddening.

  • Faithy by Faithy, USA
  • 11 years ago

Oh my word, it's so sweet. If this poem was written about me I would cry! It's so adorable!

  • Moose by Moose, UK
  • 11 years ago

Incredible piece of writing! Brings back memories. We always remember the one that we missed. Others come, others go. You know about them whether good or bad but the one that got away feels unfinished - a story without an ending - we never will know - destined to a life of wondering - what if...?

  • Monty by Monty, Usa
  • 11 years ago

Hey man, read this and a lot like most others I'm also going through the same thing, I've known this girl for 4 years now and she is the only person on this earth I would ever want to be with. Your poem makes me want to write something for her but I'm terrible with words, I wish I had enough balls to just tell her straight up.

  • Josh by Josh
  • 11 years ago

That is the best poem I have ever heard if that doesn't get girls I don't know what would

  • Jennifer B. by Jennifer B., Texas
  • 12 years ago

Even though I am only 14 and writing I would have to say your the best poet I have ever read of. (:

  • Cj by Cj, Az
  • 12 years ago

You're amazing! I had the same thing happen to me almost three years ago. I wish you could've told her. ;]

  • Danny by Danny, Germany
  • 12 years ago

This is a really good poem. I would still tell her how you feel. It would be better in person. If you can't see her then email her your poem, at least she will know how you feel. Good Luck!

  • Alondra by Alondra
  • 12 years ago

This is so sad I had passed thru that to but I had to face my fear even though if he never liked me it could ruin our friendship but I loved him so much and I had to. It's better to have told to never have told at all.

  • Kumi by Kumi, Ghana
  • 12 years ago

This is just amazing. how can two different people be experiencing the same thing. dude, this is awesome.

  • Cheyenne by Cheyenne, Canada
  • 12 years ago

I feel like this right now. I've known this boy since I was seven and I'm fourteen now we have been Bestfriends since and I like him, but I don't know if he knows how do I tell him and not ruin our friendship?

  • Courtney Marie Loves by Courtney Marie Loves
  • 12 years ago

I love it! I feel the same way, because I like my best friend. He just doesn't know it or at least I don't think he does. I don't know how I could tell him and still be friends. I told him when we first met but he said he just wanted to be friends and that he was glad we're friends. But that was almost a year ago that he told me that, and I really hope that his feelings changed.

  • Cristian by Cristian, Argentina
  • 12 years ago

Dude, that is just amazing. This is the poem I was looking for! Congrats!

  • Jay Mann (Yes by Jay Mann (Yes, That's My Name)
  • 13 years ago

Wow dude. I literally read this and I just want to walk up to her and tell it straight from the heart because that's what she deserves. But she just got out of a relationship and she wants to forget him but she's so in love with him that she can't. But as she was telling the four of us about this she doesn't realize that she's been the girl who brought love into my life with my first kiss and the first and only time I've made love. But she thinks nothing of it and it tears my heart apart because the way she feels about this guy isn't even half as much as I love her and she moved in with him for a good while so I forgot about her but now she's back and everything flooded upon me when we all hung out last night and I'm afraid I'll never be able to confess my love to her no matter how amazing she is because I'm afraid I'm just not that guy but she's that girl. She's 18 now and I'm only 17 so it can't happen till I'm old enough but by that time shell be gone again.

  • Kaila by Kaila
  • 13 years ago

This is really cute, like no doubt I feel the same way about my bestfriend and I don't think I will ever tell them but I kind of do because I don't want something to happen and then I would've never even gotten the chance. . .

  • Victoria by Victoria
  • 13 years ago

WOW that's an amazing poem!!!
I don't even think my boy friend has a poetic bone in him.
But I still love him!!!
I think you should find her on Facebook or somewhere and tell her how you feel and maybe even let her read the poem!!!

  • John by John, Dallas Texas
  • 13 years ago

I fell the same way): I mean how do you tell someone that YOU LOVE THEM): you don't know how they feel about you): but I like the poem it was really GOOD keep it up(:

  • Sofia by Sofia, Finland
  • 13 years ago

This poem made me gasp ! Maybe the best love poem ever ! I cried

  • Amy by Amy
  • 13 years ago

I loved the poem, romantic and sweet, I can only hope a guy talks that way about me. I hope you find the courage to tell her someday.

  • Shilowe by Shilowe, California
  • 13 years ago

One of the best ways I have ever seen this feeling described. I have the same thing going on, only difference is that I came back and we are still "best friends" even though other people can't tell that there is more to it. Props to you and your poetic skills, if you can, and have not already told this girl how you feel you should. It will be worth it.

  • Madison by Madison
  • 13 years ago

I don't wanna sound inconsiderate of the feelings that made you write this poem but its AMAZING! I've never reading anything like it, and I think a lot of people can connect to it, (including myself).

  • Bryan by Bryan
  • 13 years ago

After reading this poem I realized that it sounds a lot like me. I like this girl but I was always afraid to tell her. now I know that I am not the only one who has feelings for someone who doesn't know.

  • <3 Haven by <3 Haven
  • 13 years ago

I love this. I feel the exact same about a boy, but I'm not moving, but I don't know how to tell him but this poem makes me want to tell him so thanks for giving me courage


  • Johnathan Crutchfield by Johnathan Crutchfield
  • 13 years ago

I write poetry because its a passion of mine, and this was beyond touching.

I can't relate but I soon will because I am a freshman now and if I were to move I would feel what your feeling. We've grown so close as if TRUE FRIENDS has appeared in front of me. I feel like if I were to ask, then it would mess everything up, because being like literally really close friends is something that I feel like I can't give up. My heart is big for this girl, better believe it too, but I don't want to take any risks.

  • Rachel by Rachel
  • 13 years ago

This poem is.. absolutely amazing I don't know what to say I can just connect with it so much. I'm going through the same thing with this girl (yep I'm a girl) and that's the problem. Your poem made me feel so much better about not being the only one going through heart ache! Thanks keep on writing you're great!
Rach :)

  • Bobby by Bobby
  • 13 years ago

I remember going through something like this , its hard to take that first step but I hope next time you will be able to stand up and try to go after the girl=] cause you know you will regret it so next time if you haven't already just try and you will find it was worth the risk=]

  • Michael Morgan by Michael Morgan
  • 13 years ago

"it hurts so much to love and be rejected but it is far worse to never take that chance and tell them how you feel." Quote by me I know how you feel and I didn't take that chance and I regret it to this day I did it my 8th grade year I'm a senior now. I wish I would of told her.

  • Carolyn by Carolyn, NM
  • 13 years ago

AWWWWWWW! I loved it!!!
Any girl who reads this is saying that it is so cute and wishing you where talking to them. I know I am. I think if you ever get the chance to tell a girl how you feel about her you should tell her through a poem they are so romantic. I hope you got the chance to tell that one girl you liked her.

  • Kara by Kara, TX
  • 13 years ago

I love it!
Any girl who reads that is wishing that you were talking about them.
If you ever let that girl read your poem I guarantee she will melt!
I hope you meet her again and tell her :D Good Luck!!

  • Bjorline by Bjorline
  • 14 years ago

OMG..I love it..
that girl is so lucky...
I hope You'll meet her again and tell her how you feel...be happy..

  • Charm by Charm, Philippines
  • 14 years ago

I just read your poem and I'm strucked...love it! I hope you told her about your feelings for her because she's so lucky, she got a guy like you. I like the way you describe her. That also shows what kind of man you are. . .God Bless!! :)

  • Chris Todd by Chris Todd, Wrightsville
  • 14 years ago

Hey, I just wanted to say that I am guy going through the same thing and its nuts.... I have been looking for someone who gets me but so far no luck... I'm 17 and it sucks...

  • Dcs by Dcs, Detroit
  • 14 years ago

I am going through the same thing right now. I am in matric and tomorrow we write our last paper, then I we go our separate ways. I know this girl for 9 years, and I didn't tell her how I feel about her. She is dating someone else at the moment :'(, but I still think she should be with me.

  • Alisha by Alisha
  • 14 years ago

That's really nice, most lad's would make it sound real cheesy well that's my opinion, but you didn't. I read your poem twice and both times it made me feel, well I cant explain how it made me feel. I'm kinder going through the same thing, but I ended up telling the lad how I felt we drifted apart, getting closer now. if I was you I wouldn't be afraid to tell this girl you like, at least she knows how you felt, cause maybe deep down she feels same but she's also scared to tell you.

  • angela by angela
  • 14 years ago

if you have a way to get in touch with her it would never hurt to tell her now

  • Lona by Lona
  • 15 years ago

that is so lovely to write about your best girl friend, I'm having the same problem with my boy friend, he doesn't know either

  • john by john
  • 15 years ago

dude your poem is like the best one I heard...nice job writing it, to be honest with you I'm actually kind of going through the same thing

  • Mara by Mara
  • 15 years ago

oh wow
this is a really good poem
its such a pretty way to describe a girl

  • Keia by Keia
  • 15 years ago

I use to go to until I moved this summer I had the same thing happen to me it was painful I still find my self thing about it

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