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Economic Breakup MAG

February 12, 2009
By Kelsea Askew BRONZE, Dallas, Texas
Kelsea Askew BRONZE, Dallas, Texas
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I didn’t notice, I didn’t see
That our stocks were slowly falling.
We should have thought of liability
And the pain that we were causing.

I didn’t notice, I didn’t see.

They say that time is money
And I guess I didn’t have the budget for you.
There’s no need to be angry
Because I really think you knew.

I didn’t notice, I didn’t see.

We couldn’t afford the loans
Or the favors bought on credit.
My heart is the Dow Jones –
It’s dropped six points; and you just stood back and let it.

I didn’t notice, I didn’t see.

What we had was no more than a transaction
And I think that you declined me.
It’s gonna take more than numbers and fractions
To be what we’re supposed to be.

Now I notice, now I see.

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on Nov. 4 2012 at 1:22 pm
WarriorPuella, Denver, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.” -Tom Clancy

Oh, so true!  Very well written, I love the rhythm.

on Jul. 17 2012 at 6:31 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Beautifully written and I love the comparison between a relationship and economics.

BillM GOLD said...
on Nov. 3 2010 at 5:58 pm
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Interesting read. Great writing and timing.

on Oct. 18 2010 at 1:22 am
Bonnybiedz BRONZE, Guwahati, Other
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Favorite Quote:
COURAGE is not the absence of FEAR,,,,but the judgement that something else is more important than the FEAR.....

wow....this is really good....oh...i should say... AWESOME.... very interesting..keep writing...

on Apr. 3 2010 at 12:27 am
baumshell DIAMOND, Burbank, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I was thinking how nothing lasts and what a shame that is."-Benjamin Button

this is so great!!

on Feb. 18 2010 at 8:32 pm
besticanbe SILVER, Edison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There is no substitute for hard work."
-Thomas A. Edison

very unique. and appropriate timing. great job

on Feb. 4 2010 at 3:43 pm
This poem reminds me of the type of stuff I used to write and I absolutely loved it. It really went straight to my heart and reminds me of real life situations. Keep writing.

on Nov. 16 2009 at 12:36 pm
Atlantis PLATINUM, Naylor, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Because we are all looking for the complete definition of love (Beau Sia)

I love it! it's ironic; i like this guy in my economics class that sits right behind me. we could never date or anything, but this kind of sums things up for me. its great :)

on Jun. 23 2009 at 6:35 pm
Blue-eyed_Hippy-chick, Barry, Texas
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It is unique. Was there actually a breakup? It sounds like it sometimes but I am not sure

on Jun. 19 2009 at 4:04 am
shelby_kat DIAMOND, Warren, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I can sum up everything I've learned about life in three words; it goes on." -Robert Frost

wow....i am only a beginner in writing and so many times i have thought about giving up. but your poem reminds me why i want to be a writer, because out in the world some people can acually move other's hearts and that's what i need to work on...thank you. and keep on writing.

on Jun. 19 2009 at 2:58 am
absolutely amazing. although it was just about the economy, it took my breath away

on Jun. 19 2009 at 2:36 am
Christina Mena BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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Oh Em Gee....This Poem is really unique...Its one of a kind

It really descirbes the realtionship with the ecomic...This is a good poem keep up the poem skillz :)

on Jun. 18 2009 at 9:52 pm
cmoney1994 PLATINUM, Newark, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Be the best you an be as you can see i try to be by writing poetry.

It's actually one of the most important poems I've ever read. It was fantastic; you should write more poems that deal with issues in the world today. This is coming from a 12 year old. Please Check out my poem called Marriage and please post a comment!!!

Brandi Kim said...
on Jun. 4 2009 at 2:54 pm
Brandi Kim, Sanford, Florida
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i dont even know what to say!

on May. 30 2009 at 12:48 am
#lokely%different! BRONZE, Eynon, Pennsylvania
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i really dont even know where to start! that was amazing! i really get where you're trying to be, too!

on May. 28 2009 at 11:14 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Wow! This really describes the economy! I like how people could put things like this into poems. So much skill! Great job!!!

on May. 28 2009 at 12:57 am
missy192 BRONZE, Tivoli, New York
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wow thats an awsome poem! you have real talent!

on May. 27 2009 at 1:01 am
SlightlySarcastic BRONZE, Livonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world... but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices." - John Green

I really like it. A great combination of the romance/relationship thing with somthing that is a big issue right now.

on May. 25 2009 at 5:37 am
UndiscoveredSweets PLATINUM, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths- Walt Disney

Really inspiring. I get it and it seems 2 fit into these crappy times. really awesome :)

yhonnieb said...
on May. 22 2009 at 5:32 pm
this poem was great. it was a unique twist to relationships.