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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 Jul. 14 2011 at 12:44 pm
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 769 comments
I can relate to this poem as well but i wont go any futher than that. It was really good and has emotion put into it. Great job! I just wrote two stories called nightstalker and the beast. If any of u read them. please put comments saying if u liked them or not or if i should change anything. Thanks! :D

Shannah GOLD said...
on Jul. 14 2011 at 9:31 am
Shannah GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
16 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Success is what you make it!

I know exactlly how to relate to this poem. I just moved to a new town and even though it's only 20 miles away, it seems like 1,000. It gets harder and harder. School isn't in and I don't know anybody. I left all my friends. It sucks but I know it can only get better.

on Jul. 14 2011 at 7:27 am
HopefullyTrue BRONZE, East New Market, Maryland
1 article 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"one day your life will pass through your eyes. make it worth waching"- unknown

This poem rules. I understand what the speaker is saying. Most people have been in a situation like this so it is really easy to relate to. Also, the words flow togeather so well that it makes it really easy to read. keep on writting.

virgo93 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 24 2011 at 6:44 pm
virgo93 BRONZE, East Bethany, New York
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments
I absolutely love this poem. I can so easily relate to this. What makes this poem so great is that so many people have different stories and this is the kind of poem that so many can relate to because this happens all  the time... unfortunatly

on Jun. 22 2011 at 8:53 pm
msoccerm345 SILVER, Grimes, Iowa
7 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

i love this poem. it kind of makes me sad because my best friend had to move to missouri until the end of the school year and she moved back a couple weeks ago and i hardly get to see her now but before she moved we were together all day every day and never got in fights. now it seems like we have different lives. i can see this poem being written from her point of view. thank you for writing this poem. it was a real eye opener. i loved it.

on Jun. 22 2011 at 6:35 pm
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
5 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams

wow that is an amazing poem!

on Jun. 22 2011 at 6:34 pm
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
5 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams

hey guys plz check out the poem forgotten n comment thanx :)

NinaQ GOLD said...
on Jun. 12 2011 at 10:58 pm
NinaQ GOLD, Seattle, Washington
15 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Pick your heart up off the floor
Sometimes, there are things you can only do alone
You can cry for now but just become stronger the next day

I so connect to how u feel /: 

Its a constant cycle. Where were as close as ever. 

And he gets so distracted by a girl after all he promised to stick by me >< keep writing!!! <3 

Emonie SILVER said...
on Jun. 12 2011 at 10:48 pm
Emonie SILVER, Sauk Village, Illinois
9 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
We are the perfect couple, we're just not in the perfect situation.
by Joey Rivett

I Love This Poem.! Its Alot Of Things That Yu wrote that i love.

on Jun. 10 2011 at 8:47 pm
katherinetwizzee BRONZE, New York, New York
3 articles 1 photo 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't have a boyfriend. I have a dog.

AMAZING poem. No wonder it was published. Well written, I wish I wrote it.

on Jun. 3 2011 at 2:48 pm
Clarissa21 BRONZE, Gervais, Oregon
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

This Poem Is AMAZING!(:

iLove it!

I can relate to this

Keep Your Head Up♥

on May. 31 2011 at 12:53 pm
Shminkanator5000 SILVER, Rochester, New York
9 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

Really awesome and has a lot of emotion in it. I admire this poem and look forward to more of your work!

rinilove32 said...
on May. 31 2011 at 11:31 am

wow this is very beautiful,

your writing is nice(:

on May. 31 2011 at 10:52 am
TrixyDev BRONZE, Washington DC, District Of Columbia
1 article 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
There we were. All alone. Floating in space. And we realized life is just a dream, and heaven is whats real.
- me
Many more tho

beautiful beautiful beautiful. exactly how i feel. just what i needed :) 

on May. 21 2011 at 8:31 pm
SirPanda BRONZE, West New York, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 2 comments
OMG!iloved it!thats excatly how i felt before!

on May. 2 2011 at 4:11 pm
kateknopp BRONZE, Carmel, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trade your guns and fire with doves; we fight for love, and peace will find us with harmony." -Christofer Drew

"Sometimes you've gotta fall before you fly."

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde

swear to god you intruded my past. nicely done :)

on May. 1 2011 at 1:04 pm
PrettyLittleDarling SILVER, Taylorsville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin with no make up on, that's when you the prettiest, I hope you dont take it wrong" Drake

same situation im in and i hate it...but whats worse is im the one who says i have to go, ill call you back :(

on Apr. 17 2011 at 11:06 am
Alexa97522 GOLD, Portland, Oregon
19 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
With God, all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

this is exactly what im going through, no joke. PERFERCT!!!!!!!

Twinny said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 2:22 pm
This poem is sooo good i really liked it...it can relate to alot of people because everyone goes through having a friend that was so close to you&& then just becoming distant of each other.

Azian PUNK said...
on Mar. 26 2011 at 1:17 pm
I LOVE THIS , Going through something like this myself . Very relatible , (: