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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 Mar. 27 2009 at 3:20 am
NikkiNitrogen GOLD, Troy, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is the slowest form of suicide."
" The loudest cry is silence."
" Light travel faster then sounde this why most people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"The best beauty comes from the worst pain."

I know what you mean sometimes you wish that things could go back to the way it used to be. it feels like you no longer know who you thought you knew but even if you think you find the anwer you always end up with the wrong anwer.

on Mar. 23 2009 at 1:07 am
annkaykay2011 DIAMOND, Lansing, Michigan
75 articles 11 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am who I am, sorry, no changes."

Deep, and really sharp, very good

on Mar. 22 2009 at 8:08 pm
brooke.is.gone. SILVER, Scottsville, Kentucky
5 articles 0 photos 16 comments
dude, i relate to this so much and have written about this very topic, so much. i absolutely love this poem. you're a wonderful writer.

on Mar. 13 2009 at 5:59 pm
Kendra Miller, Plainwell, Michigan
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I can relate to this my sister is going to college across the country from where i go to school.

DeathFrost said...
on Mar. 3 2009 at 9:30 pm
I know how you feel. It's a really great poem.

on Feb. 26 2009 at 4:57 pm
i realy can relate to this and i can feel the the u do

on Feb. 21 2009 at 3:19 pm
this is really great but i feel it needs a better ending but still good job

on Feb. 19 2009 at 5:05 pm
MerrickRaven GOLD, Brewerton, New York
11 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy"

I have the same situation, Its tough, I miss him terribly. Im sorry

giggles said...
on Feb. 18 2009 at 6:48 pm
wow. i now how u fell n use da words u wanna use as long as it good

on Feb. 17 2009 at 5:36 pm
Taras Griniouk BRONZE, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 2 comments
Considering this is nonfiction, I'm sorry for your loss. On the other hand I'm a bit disappointed with your blunt prose. The language you use is simple and you make little effort to disguise the meaning of your poem. Thats not necessarily a bad thing, poetry is different for everybody, but I'd prefer some word-play; a touch of mystery as to your intentions.

on Feb. 14 2009 at 2:38 am
Jacquelynne BRONZE, Thornton, Colorado
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
This give me a total perspective.

I have been doing this to my friend.

i will stop.

this is great!!!

[Poet]. said...
on Feb. 8 2009 at 4:59 pm
[OmG..iLuHh this Poem. It's like you just read me like a book because i'm going through that same situation.]

Keep Writing!

on Feb. 8 2009 at 3:37 pm
at this exact momenti feel the same way with my best friend and i, i moved to a diffrent state and she moved to a new town. things havnt been the same and she is the one with a new life. i feel like i am getting left in the dust. like a memory thats fading.

on Feb. 4 2009 at 2:08 am
I have read this poem over and over again and i just cant express how much this poem means to me. im not sure if youve gone through this or if you just wrote it well if you have gone through this i have to say one thing you desereve better dont waste your time if some guy who doesnt want you dont stress it there are many fishes in the sea. and i know onbe day you will catch your fish

wolf333 said...
on Jan. 31 2009 at 7:29 pm
I feel sorry for u and i hope u find a really good friend someday. Heres a tip Try God!

lt95 said...
on Jan. 29 2009 at 10:51 pm
Wow! You are truly a great writer. I can definately relate.

on Jan. 29 2009 at 1:29 pm
This is relly good... I wont say its happened to me, because it doesnt matter if it has.... What matters is it happened to you. I wish you the best of luck hon, and remember- Life is hard and it hurts. Alot. Just keep that smile up, and when it starts to hurt? Dont hold it in. Show them how bad it hurts, and for comfrt... Well, it depends. Music always works for me. <3

jakie said...
on Jan. 27 2009 at 9:55 pm
i love your poem

FallenAngel said...
on Jan. 23 2009 at 4:27 pm
this poem is truly amazing it makes my skin get goose bumps

melodylake18 said...
on Jan. 22 2009 at 9:53 pm
This truly is an amazing poem. You are a talented writer. This kind of story is very relatable to everyone.