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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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Free- GOLD said...
on Oct. 22 2011 at 7:47 pm
Free- GOLD, Blllll, Kentucky
14 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe in you and I believe in me, and I believe that we are not meaningless."
"What a waste of a perfectly good wrist."

love this!!

on Oct. 13 2011 at 7:11 pm
Greenpaw BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
3 articles 0 photos 11 comments
Great job, could you guys leave feedback on my work?

clunt13 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 10 2011 at 10:55 pm
clunt13 BRONZE, Essex, Massachusetts
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
You must first learn the rules, so that you can break them

AHHHH its good!! im EXTREMELY picky when it comes to poetry. I've disliked a lot of profesional work but this is just plain and simply very good. Especially on a modern or social topic i find myself not even giving this kind of work a chance but i really really really liked it. Maybe something about the metering cant put my finger on it

on Oct. 10 2011 at 4:15 pm
Rocinante SILVER, Wexford, Pennsylvania
7 articles 1 photo 386 comments
Yes you did capture it perfectly...awesome!

Kelsey R. said...
on Oct. 10 2011 at 2:35 pm
I know I'll just be another voice in the crowd, but this was absolutely beautiful :) I love your writing style! keep it up!

on Sep. 18 2011 at 8:12 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Perfectly written! I know the feeling, and you've captured it brilliantly. Keep writing : )

on Sep. 18 2011 at 7:36 pm
angelchild GOLD, Stockton, California
12 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
- Frederick Douglass,

A library is infinity under a roof.
- Gail Carson Levine
O, there is lovely to feel a book, a good book, firm in the hand, for its fatness holds rich promise, and you are hot inside to think of good hours to come.

- Richard Llewellyn

I love how you wrote this!! This reminds me all too well of what I have done in the past...

on Sep. 18 2011 at 12:38 pm
clumsyteardropper SILVER, Roslyn, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't help others, if you yourself need help" -my sister ;) love it!

very well written... so sad...

on Sep. 18 2011 at 11:05 am
AlwaysDanceInTheRain SILVER, Sidney, Nebraska
8 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything happens for a reason.

Me. Too. I;m going through this exact same thing, right down to the regeretting not returning calls and texts. I absolutely love the last two lines. Fantastic job!

on Sep. 9 2011 at 9:56 pm
silentpeacock BRONZE, Whitney, Texas
1 article 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
all it takes is all youve got

im toadally going thru that too but shes not that faded. yet. i love it so much

on Sep. 6 2011 at 12:53 pm
AlyssaKenndalynn SILVER, Haltom City, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 2 comments
Very relatable. I hope it works out.(:

jaylw GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2011 at 12:38 am
jaylw GOLD, Southgate, Michigan
18 articles 8 photos 44 comments
great!! ive been here in a way hope it gets better

on Aug. 5 2011 at 8:15 pm
Ha-5-rika SILVER, Visakapatnam, Other
9 articles 7 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is what your thoughts make it.
Happiness, success and the greatest of achievements are nothing if you don't have someone to share it with.
A life lived for others is a life worthwhile - Albert Einstein.

I really love this poem. 5 stars. And tagged as favorite. I can see why this piece is in magazine. It is gold.

on Aug. 5 2011 at 3:07 pm
Darkchloe14 BRONZE, Memphis, Tennessee
1 article 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be Strong"

This is a really good example of long distance relationships that don't work out. Your poem is gold. Read mine and tell me what you think. "Slow Burn" first then "To Freeze"

on Aug. 5 2011 at 3:06 pm
MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
11 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time." - Bright Eyes

This actually made me cry, I am honestly going through the same thing with my best friend. We've been friends since 2nd grade...  :(

on Aug. 5 2011 at 2:45 pm
LimitlessPoeticDreamer, Tallmadge, Ohio
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"if you cant except me at my worst, you dont deserve me at my best"
-Marilynn Monroe

this is so... experienced. your poem is riviting, and i can totally relate to it. great job with this one. keep it up!

Kreisamazing said...
on Jul. 14 2011 at 11:10 pm
This is Great!!

TAR11 SILVER said...
on Jul. 14 2011 at 5:33 pm
TAR11 SILVER, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
7 articles 0 photos 51 comments
Nice work.  Please check out my poems From the Hilltop and Anonymous' Inferno. 

jaygonz BRONZE said...
on Jul. 14 2011 at 4:40 pm
jaygonz BRONZE, Hialeah Gardens, Florida
4 articles 1 photo 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't make someone a priority, when they only make you an option.

sometimes it's easier to let go :,) this is good! can someone please check out my new poem, Free Me from myself ? I'd appreciate comments and constructive criticism, I'm new into this poetry world :)

LivEvil BRONZE said...
on Jul. 14 2011 at 12:47 pm
LivEvil BRONZE, Mooresville, North Carolina
3 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
If it doesn't make sense it makes sense to the senseless-me!
Normalicy is subjective, and your opinion is wrong.

This was fantastic, I loved it. Check out my stuff and please comment.