Stephen Cahill Furlong (23 August 1992 / Holles Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
I was just six years of age,
But I knew what falling in love felt like.
Her name was Niamh,
And she was the only one I loved more than my bike.
Every day in primary school, mainly during lunchtime,
I'd sit alone on the grass, leaning against the boulders,
Simply admiring the blonde five-year-old;
Even talking to her was a heavy weight on my shoulders.
She was my first crush, but it felt stronger than that.
She surely had to be more than just a crush.
It seemed as though every time she'd look at me
Even distantly, I'd nearly dive into a bush.
One day came, and I plucked up the courage
To walk over and ask if she'd like to be friends.
It was a common thing small schoolchildren did,
And doing it to who they fancy is what one intends.
She gave me a strange look, like I was a major threat.
She told me to go away and I felt distraught.
It felt as though I'd committed the world's worst crime
And I had just been red-handedly caught.
To calm her down, I became presumptuous
And told her that I loved her.
But she widened her eyes and told me the opposite.
My day was instantly ruined, that was for sure.
My love for her lasted until I reached my ninth age.
I continued watching her play skip-rope with her gals
Every single break-time, feeling heartbroken still.
And almost drenched in tears, I needed ten towels.
She was an amazing beauty,
Especially for such a small creature.
I dreamed and dreamed of stealing her heart one day,
With the only problem being the ability to reach her.
Her front teeth were crooked but looks aren't everything.
She still travelled along my surroundings like a dove.
She's long in the past now yet I often think of her
Because a man never forgets the first girl he's ever loved.
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