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Distance MAG

October 1, 2008
By LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments

I feel like we are falling apart.
Somewhere deep inside of me, I know it’s true.
I don’t want to believe it –
I don’t want to believe we have drifted
because of the distance.
The way I speak to you and the way you speak to me
Our voices are clouded and clogged
With fake laughs and fake sympathy.
You ask me how my family is doing.
I say we’re getting through the hard times.
I ask you how’s school.
You say it’s better.
I feel a catch in my throat when you say you’re
busy for the next couple of weeks.
That’s too bad; I was hoping we could hang out.
You talk about your new friend like she is gold.
I have no one to talk about.
I feel anger and pain and I regret never answering
your calls and texts.
If only you could understand the way I was feeling,
But communication was lacking.
“I have to go, I’ll call you back …”
And something tells me you won’t.

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on Feb. 8 2010 at 8:21 pm
Naomi_andrea BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."- Oscar Wilde

It's easy to relate to, I like it.

on Feb. 6 2010 at 2:47 pm
31 articles 2 photos 226 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away.

I didnt think that it was awkward at all. I loved it you are an amazing writer....

on Feb. 1 2010 at 7:14 pm
VampireHippie94 BRONZE, Uniontown, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Girls are like apples...the best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think there is something wrong with them, when, in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree...”

OMG00DNES, this poem is very awesome!!!!

on Feb. 1 2010 at 2:37 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I don't think this piece was awkward at all.

Its very pretty.

And insightful.

Keep writing.

Mama E said...
on Feb. 1 2010 at 1:21 pm
I think it is and awkward piece but at the same time nice.

MamaB said...
on Feb. 1 2010 at 1:18 pm
This peice was a little wierd at first but then i started to like it.

Rayanne SILVER said...
on Feb. 1 2010 at 12:41 pm
Rayanne SILVER, Ely, Nevada
6 articles 4 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Careful Wat you wish for' And "Things may not always be what they seem'

I liked it alot. but i know how you feel in the poem, and maybe in RL, i have a friend in WV, and i live in Nevada.

on Feb. 1 2010 at 11:58 am
This was a well written piece. I enjoyed every bit.

okay said...
on Jan. 29 2010 at 6:51 am
WTF she is talking about her friend not her boyfriend or something

on Jan. 28 2010 at 8:37 pm
andshesfearless GOLD, West Harrison, New York
10 articles 1 photo 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
-jimi hendrix-

this proves my point that long distance NEVER works. been there done that

on Jan. 26 2010 at 8:37 pm
ambretta BRONZE, Uhrichsville, Ohio
2 articles 12 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
there is never a single moment when you grow up but there is that one moment when you realize you have.

wow, this one seriously speaks to me.. i can completely relate. good job!

on Jan. 20 2010 at 11:27 am
another_teenage_itiot PLATINUM, Huston, Arkansas
30 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Why are we so angry
why are we so sad
we dont need to stare back
at everything we had

I like It alot. Ive been on both sides and so I can relate. Keep it up!

Ridelova101 said...
on Jan. 10 2010 at 10:39 am
I can relate to this so well and that's why I like it. You did a very good job on this poem. Keep writing!

on Dec. 19 2009 at 7:03 pm
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

This is amazing.

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Dec. 19 2009 at 6:05 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

i especially like this line "I feel anger and pain and I regret never answering

your calls and texts." because its so easy to relate to, again GREAT job


LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Dec. 19 2009 at 6:02 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

great job, this is really amazing and you are super talented, keeep writing :)


on Dec. 19 2009 at 2:58 pm
ThereIsAlwaysHope GOLD, Belfast, Other
19 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Miles to go before I sleep'
- Robert Frost

i love this. it's a really good piece of writing (: x

on Dec. 17 2009 at 12:23 pm
JRudnicki SILVER, Lewisburg, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My life is my message." -Unknown

This sounds a lot like what I'm going through at the moment, and this poem basically just summed up my feelings.

This is truely amazing. Very good.

kheart SILVER said...
on Dec. 13 2009 at 6:31 pm
kheart SILVER, Union Grove, Wisconsin
9 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every second is countless. Every minute is different. When you came around." -kheart

This is one of my favorite poems EVER!

on Dec. 11 2009 at 10:46 pm
Lucrecia SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
6 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No act of love is ever wasted". Geneen Roth

"Love not what you are, but what you may become". Miguel de Cervantes

i can totally relate. its a great poem