One step at a time.
I’ve always laid my eyes on you,
ever since third grade in school.
Your lame jokes, impeccable eyes, flawless smile,
stole my heart for more than just a while.
You confessed to me I was your first crush,
but you’d already moved on to your third love.
I revealed to you on messenger I’ve loved you from the very start,
then I lied to you, said I was kidding, breaking my own heart.
Each time your laugh drew near,
it was angelic music to my ears.
I eagerly listened and waited, down or excited,
praying this would never end unrequited.
I was always a year late.
Perhaps this signals our forbidden fate.
Graduation flew by in a day,
so reluctantly I parted my own way.
We both grew up and chose separate roads,
but seeing you last Monday made my long suppressed feelings unfold.
I hope you know even after all these years,
you are still the one my heart holds dear.