Just because I love being with you
Doesn't mean I have plans to stick around
Just because I think you're cool
Doesn't mean I'll heed all your advice
Just because you're beautiful to me
Doesn't mean I am willing to be your slave
Just because you're so damn funny
Doesn't mean you're the reason I always smile
Just because I put up with your silly mind games
Doesn't mean I'm oblivious to who you really are
And just because I like you so much
Doesn't mean I've fallen in love.
Don't misunderstand my friendship,
Never underestimate my feelings,
I won't get hurt all over again.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.