By Tess, age 15, Florida
It's like you can't see me,
Can't see the pain in my eyes,
Because she's everything to you,
Until she unmasks her disguise.
I stand here just waiting,
For you to say I love you too,
But the less and less you say it,
The more I fall for you.
They have all come and gone,
And here I still stand,
No matter what you put me through,
I'll always be there to hold your hand.
I'll pick you up when you're down,
Tell you you're worth so much more,
And I'm everything to you,
Until she walks through the door.
I'm the one constant in your life,
But if only you could see
What happens when you find someone,
What it really does to me.
Yet the more tears I shed,
The more I long to stay,
I could never leave your side,
I could never go away.
So here I am darling,
Your eclipse hidden by rain,
I'll always be here for you,
Letting my silence drive me insane.