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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. 19 2012 at 6:40 pm
kaykaybeck PLATINUM, Petersburg, Michigan
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This describes exactly how I'm feeling right now. You did an amazing job.

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on Jan. 28 2012 at 5:27 pm
normgrl GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Do we eat to live or live to eat?

sigh...it feels like you're talking about my current situation

on Jan. 28 2012 at 7:52 am
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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I love this poem. The contrat between what you want to be there and what isn't there is beautiful. Keep Writing!!!!!

on Jan. 18 2012 at 12:51 pm
Daisysmile101 BRONZE, Buffalo, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What lies behind us and what lies before of us is a tiny matter compared to what lies within us"
Walt Emerson

i love this poem so much..i feel this way all the time when i tlk to an ex who i loved. i totally feel what this poem is trying to say.

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on Jan. 6 2012 at 6:20 pm
Hockeylovr23, Wayland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Kisses are ike snowflakes.. They are all different and they're all unique

That is exactly what I thought of also :(

on Jan. 6 2012 at 4:07 pm
followingnofootsteps SILVER, Orange, California
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Favorite Quote:
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."

I feel the emotion in the poem. I can relate. It makes me think. Well composed. :)

on Jan. 6 2012 at 3:30 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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I think this is cute, but it is a tad bit too literal

on Jan. 6 2012 at 6:28 am
selenafan1 BRONZE, Freeport, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel it's warmth"
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutley ridiculous than absolutley boring"-Marilyn Monroe

i really love this poem u put alot of your heart into it keep writing

on Dec. 28 2011 at 4:31 am
rolzpolz98 BRONZE, Pune, Other
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Favorite Quote:
my favourite movie is my life! ( i dont think that is even a quote but still i just like saying it)

a beautiful poem....

on Dec. 15 2011 at 11:08 pm
paigeesu96 BRONZE, Glendale Heights, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
La di da pony land

me too :) 

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on Dec. 5 2011 at 10:03 pm
Alice13 GOLD, Spanaway, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. -Helen Keller

So bittersweet... But the best poems are the ones filled with much emotion. I was caught by this poem and couldn't help reading all the way through, and was VERY glad I did. I love it especially because I can relate to it so much!! Wonderful piece.:)

Creech204 GOLD said...
on Dec. 5 2011 at 3:17 pm
Creech204 GOLD, Middletown, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
if you dont stand behind the troop then stand in front of them.

Love those for you never know about tomorrow.

i agree wi th on that one


on Nov. 23 2011 at 10:24 am
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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I loved this. It kind of makes me think of something in my life right now. It was beautiful.

on Nov. 1 2011 at 7:38 pm
Apennine BRONZE, Greenville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
\"Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. So study hard and be evil.\"

Good job. Keep writing!

on Nov. 1 2011 at 7:08 pm
ChristopherJ GOLD, Lanham, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched"-Edgar Allen Poe

I love this.Reminds me of me and my ex :(

on Nov. 1 2011 at 1:22 pm
deannababyy GOLD, Brandon, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"With God, All things are possible."

This is an amazingly written piece. Talks about exactly what I'm going through. I love it!

on Nov. 1 2011 at 11:28 am
AudieB123 PLATINUM, Spring Grove, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

This is lovely =] keep writing!

on Nov. 1 2011 at 9:29 am
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
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Wow! Very well written and relatable!

Check out some of my poetry please!

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on Nov. 1 2011 at 7:12 am
Akiza BRONZE, Stoughton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Who you are now is something amazing to the world.

I just love this poem. It was well written and really speaks to me. I know the exact same feeling. 

Jillbee BRONZE said...
on Oct. 29 2011 at 1:44 pm
Jillbee BRONZE, South Charleston, Ohio
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I love your poem, it's amazing (: