Poetry: to Do or Not to do? This is the Question
We often have visitors write in with solutions to each others' problems. Here is a visitor's solution to one of our visitor's questions.
Original Visitor's Question from a 31-40 year old Male
There is a girl who works at the grocery store where I shop and I've noticed her for sometime now. every week when I enter the store and while I shop, I intentionally look to see if she is there on the day I shop and hope she is so that I can see her. when I do see her there, my heart begins to race just from seeing her lovely face and I get nervous while looking at her and I'm afraid she will see me looking(I don't want her to think I'm a pervert or a stalker). I want to approach her, but being so shy I can't. she has inspired me to write some original poetry for/about her and I'm wondering if I should put some down on paper(or card) and give it to her, like in a surprising way(such as, at the desk where she works at, while she isn't looking)and then walk away and see, from a distance, if she reads it(I know that, by taking this route, she will wonder who left it there for her, and it may cause some confusion and bad results). or should I just give it to her in-person? because I think about her alot and see her each week, it eats me up inside. I don't know what to do.
User Submitted Advice from a 21-30 year old Male
This is a follow-up to my question:
in case you might be wondering, I saw her again but I did not present the poetry to her(I didn't even put it on paper or card); I wimped-out(I was too shy and afraid). I purposely went to her check-out line and I wanted to say something to her, but again I wimped out. I hate myself and I hate God(if you believe in God). I hate that he made me shy. maybe it's just as well; she's a Goddess(in my eyes). and how does a guy like me speak to a Goddess anyway(not a question. and rhetorical; for, one does not). to speak to a Goddess, a guy must be a God; I am not. I am but a miniscule dot, a microscopic speck, compared to her greatness. and for all I know, maybe she already has a boyfriend(how could she not). or maybe she is happy being single(I've seen women's profiles online that say "single and loving it"). or maybe she isn't interested in guys(I reserve to say that particular L word). or maybe she just wouldn't be interested anyway. in any case, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to bang my head on my desk and curse myself now("stupid, stupid, stupid")...
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