A committed girl finds her mind wandering further than it should, about another boy who’s supposed to be just her friend. Deep inside, she nurses the thought of being with him, but too much stands in their way. She knows how complicated emotions can make things. So amidst light flirts and ‘just kidding’ advances, the lines are well defined, the limits are clear. Then one day she wakes up, with her defenses breached.


You were supposed to be just a friend

What’s your business this side of my heart?

This was a stick and stone fight

So what’s that grenade doing in your hands?

You turned a thin line into a clean slate

And now I’m not sure, was I the catch or the bait?

You laced my days with so much of you

That your absence feels like me gone commando.

What’s the punch line to this joke?

What’s the catch to this phrase?

It was white, now the yolk

Was a jog, now a chase.

Can it end if it didn’t start?

Or did it start, but just in my mind?

Is this a visit or are you here to stay?

Did you plan this, or you strayed here?

I’ve got to quit doing this

Asking questions I have no right asking

And dread hearing answers to.

Breached1You know what, forget you read this

Forget the if onlys and the why nots

Forget that incomplete checklist

And pack out of this side of my heart.

Or stay?

 Benjamin Anyan (c) 2012

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  1. priscenyo said:

    hmmm…these forbidden trespasses… God save my soul now… I’m right here 🙁

    June 7, 2013
  2. Sua said:

    Dont we love to tend fires we cannot extinguish? Simply reminds me of what my dad used to say: a boy and girl cannot be friends without love finding them

    May 16, 2013
  3. Emmanuel said:

    Should my mind serve me well…this same story i one day will tell! Lolz…

    May 14, 2013
  4. Juliette said:

    Were you spying on me? Well, you should know that he stayed!
    Love it! <3

    May 10, 2013
    • BenJ said:

      Lol. Julz maybe you want to send a PM with details? 😀

      May 13, 2013
  5. leslie said:

    Beautiful! Been there before. Am sure many can relate

    May 10, 2013
    • BenJ said:

      Eiisshhh Lels! how long were you there for again?

      May 13, 2013

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