Analysis of Watching You Go

You walked out the door
And didn't look back
Just stared at the floor
And shouldered your backpack

I blinked back my tears
But you didn't see
I felt my worst fear
Becoming reality

I thought we were friends
Was I deceived from the start?
Is this how it ends,
With you breaking my heart?

I still think of that day
Numbly watching you go
I miss seeing your face,
But you'll never know.

Poetic Form Quatrain 
Metre 11101 01011 11101 01011 11111 11101 11111 01010 11101 1101101 11111 111011 111111 11011 111011 11101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 385
Words 81
Sentences 3
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 19
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 75
Words per stanza (avg) 19

About this poem

When I was eleven, I had a huge crush on a boy. We became friends, but he never liked me back. On the last day of sixth grade, I was aware that I was going to be homeschooled in the years to follow and I would probably never see this boy again. So this is a poem I wrote a few months after that day, when I was still pining. Now I look back and wonder why it was such a big deal. After all, there are plenty of fish in the sea. It's funny how perspectives change. :)

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Written on March 22, 2018

Submitted by elisheva.b28 on September 09, 2022

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