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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 Nov. 27 2009 at 7:19 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

I almost cried. This is how I feel with some of my friends. We used to be practically sisters, and we still are basically, but now we go to different schools and I feel like things will never be quite the same....loved the poem. So good.

on Nov. 27 2009 at 6:47 pm
XOXOhaloXOXO GOLD, Ellsworth, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
I'm the author of my life and, unfortunately, I'm writing in pen=]

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!I LOVED IT! It's really sad though.

on Nov. 27 2009 at 6:23 pm
morgan_mabus SILVER, Anderson Island, Washington
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should. And let go of what you can't change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Take chances, give everything and have no regrets. Life is too short to be unhappy. You have to take the good with the bad. Smile when you are sad. Love what you have, always. Remember what you had, always forgive and learn from stupid mistakes. People change and things go wrong. But always remember; life goes on!!!!!

Whoa i can totally relate except thats how he is with me not me with him

on Nov. 27 2009 at 6:15 pm
-JustDance- PLATINUM, Medford, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"The manner in which we live and that in which we ought to live are things so wide asunder that he who quits the one to betake himself in the other is more likely to destroy than to save himself." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

So let us find the balance.

wish i couldn't relate to it, but I did

on Nov. 27 2009 at 3:37 pm
brand*new*eyes SILVER, Saint Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Misguided ghosts
Traveling endlessly
The ones we trusted the most
Pushed us far away

This poem is freaken awesome. It is called a free verse so if it doesnt rhyme like little kid poems, cody, then too bad. i loved it it had a lot of emotions! Good job!

on Nov. 27 2009 at 2:26 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

awwww. *tear* I love this poem so much! :D it sounds a lot like what my friend was going through. amazing. five stars.

on Nov. 27 2009 at 1:37 pm
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

Wow. I can 100% relate to this. Its subtle and deep with enough details to hold any reader. 5 out of 5

on Nov. 27 2009 at 12:25 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

this is amazing. readerz can completely relate & u put it in gr8 description

lilybb BRONZE said...
on Nov. 27 2009 at 12:11 am
lilybb BRONZE, Nyack, New York
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incredible, good job!!

on Nov. 7 2009 at 1:35 pm
s.air.uhh SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
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thats really good. I related to it so well

on Nov. 5 2009 at 1:50 pm
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

It's insane to think how simple this was. A short story if anything else besides poetry it would be. To think it was published in their monthly magazine. Congradulations! I think it's funny how the simplest of disappointments can inspire you to write such a piece.

rawr5 said...
on Nov. 5 2009 at 11:51 am
this is really good!

i love it

MLKMike BRONZE said...
on Oct. 14 2009 at 3:06 pm
MLKMike BRONZE, Golden, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Make yourself proud"

I love this. It hits ridiculously close to home

Amber468 said...
on Sep. 24 2009 at 9:40 am
I loved both or your poems. They are beautiful. You have a reall talent LeLa.

on Sep. 23 2009 at 11:35 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
I'm sorry you are/were going through this/that (I'm replying to some older posts...) I wouldn't wish this upon anyone, but I will tell you that it will get better, and you will be okay no matter what happens.

on Sep. 23 2009 at 11:33 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
Well thanks, I know I should have went through and revised this one, but I literally wrote this right after I hung up on the phone. I wanted it to be just what it is, and it is so. Thanks again, and for the record, I wasn't listeing to any music while writing this. :P

on Sep. 23 2009 at 11:30 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
Thank you so much

on Sep. 23 2009 at 11:29 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
Cody- I'm quite disappointed that you seem to think my writing is barely poetic. I too was very shocked that Teen ink picked this piece of mine for their magazine, until I realized how much of an impact events like this make on a lot of peoples lives.

Thank you Michelle

on Sep. 23 2009 at 11:23 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
I haven't visited teenink in awhile, so I've noticed things are different, and my poems are in different categories. Thank you both for your feedback.

on Sep. 23 2009 at 11:21 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
Thank you!