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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 Sep. 23 2009 at 11:21 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
It's a sad thing to go through, and you're welcome for the goosebumps lol

on Sep. 23 2009 at 11:19 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
Thank you :)

on Sep. 23 2009 at 11:19 am
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments
Thank you, and I do not know if that is her in that picture, I do not remember picking that picture for this piece.

on Sep. 22 2009 at 9:44 pm
yourbiggestfan BRONZE, Cudahy, California
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this is so beautiful.

you've written it so beautifully.

it's crazy cool. (and that's

a good thing!) and is that

evan rachel wood in the picture?

MadieD said...
on Sep. 22 2009 at 6:46 pm
:'( I love this poem; you describe this situation so beautifully!

on Sep. 22 2009 at 6:35 pm
Absolutely not.

It applies to so many of us, because it has happened to us too. I thank you for writing this poem.

on Sep. 22 2009 at 6:34 pm
For the record, I don't think it was too long. I think you couldn't have explained everything you did if it was one line shorter :)

on Sep. 22 2009 at 10:08 am
SickImage SILVER, Klamath Falls, Oregon
9 articles 1 photo 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
The room was very quiet. I walked over to the TV set and turned it onto a dead channel-white noise at maximum decibels, a fine sound for sleeping, a powerful continuous hiss to drown out everything strange."

I liked it. I'm going through the same kind of thing right now. Thanks for the goosebumps ;)

Schubster said...
on Jun. 20 2009 at 3:27 pm
I can totally relate to this poem....You're a really great writer! Keep up the good work :)

Sagearoo said...
on Jun. 5 2009 at 3:56 am
Sagearoo, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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I think this was really good, exsept for the fact that it was too lengthy and draging on and on. Cut down on your worlds to make a really good free-verse poem. :)

on Jun. 5 2009 at 2:44 am
Cody Troyan BRONZE, Gahanna, Ohio
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standard teen angst

barely poetic

on Jun. 5 2009 at 2:14 am
bookhugger14 SILVER, Delta, Ohio
7 articles 1 photo 32 comments
this was a well written poem with very good descriptive details which make it very real. wOw :)

abooallie said...
on Jun. 5 2009 at 1:48 am
The last two-thirds gave me a bit of satisfaction and dare I say it.. pleasure. I laughed for nearly an hour after the final 'something tells me you won't' (oh god). This poem is beautiful... and cheesy and trite and PAINFUL. All in all though, it was... gripping.... My best advice besides different word choice, is don't listen to music (ESPECIALLY EMO) while you're writing, it clouds the mind and thought.

on Jun. 5 2009 at 1:14 am
RainbowDark BRONZE, Brockton, Massachusetts
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I can relate because my friends talk about all their friends and i have no one to talk about except them. I feel my best friend and I are moving apart because of this boy. Then I will have no real friends.

on Jun. 4 2009 at 11:36 pm
Awesome! BRONZE, Roanoke, Texas
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This is a really great poem. ITS SOO SAD!! If this really happened im sorry

on Jun. 4 2009 at 10:16 pm
MeghanMichelle GOLD, Hooksett, New Hampshire
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good poem =]

on Jun. 4 2009 at 6:07 pm
wind'schime SILVER, Malacca, Other
7 articles 1 photo 17 comments
this is great!!!it makes me feel sad..

on Jun. 4 2009 at 12:18 pm
Excellent!!! I can TOTALLY relate to this. This has inspired me to write more poetry. I write some for fun, but not all the time....I think I should now.So, thanks!

babygirl said...
on May. 22 2009 at 3:56 pm
i loved it because i can relate to it GREAT JOB!

on May. 21 2009 at 4:00 am
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

wow. I was amazed. I really was. It just engulfed me into this treasure of dreams. I enjoyed it very much... thankyou!