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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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Pickles-29 said...
on Mar. 26 2011 at 12:05 pm
Pickles-29, Boise, Idaho
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great job loved it!!!!!!


erinlives said...
on Mar. 26 2011 at 3:20 am
Wow, this is really good. Easy to relate to and beautifully written :)

on Mar. 4 2011 at 10:19 pm
CWells_521 DIAMOND, Greene, New York
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Favorite Quote:
The best things in life are unseen, that's why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream.
What doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.

Wow, this is really amazing. I love it!

Angel_17 said...
on Feb. 21 2011 at 11:59 pm
Angel_17, Tucson, Arizona
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Loved it! 

on Feb. 10 2011 at 7:18 pm
theartgeek97 SILVER, Greenville, South Carolina
6 articles 3 photos 40 comments
ha, me too

on Feb. 10 2011 at 6:33 pm
randiilovesyou BRONZE, Lisle, Illinois
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
i really really like this<3

on Feb. 10 2011 at 2:36 pm
Bianca Santisteban BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 5 comments
Ugh, boys are complicated :D

on Feb. 10 2011 at 2:34 pm
KayCullen BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 2 comments
I really like this poem. I could relate. 

on Feb. 10 2011 at 10:03 am
I can really relate to this article right now, very beautifully written. :)

on Jan. 19 2011 at 8:20 pm
M.K.Jasper SILVER, Santa Ana, California
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.”- Steven Pressfield

O: wow this poem is AMAZING! :) i totallty can relate too it n also i feel like i can reread this like a million times :) gud job

on Jan. 19 2011 at 2:01 pm
AmandaPanda123 SILVER, Brookville, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
Memories are forever.

This was awesome!


yogi bear said...
on Jan. 19 2011 at 11:36 am
this poem is very meaningful. i like how everything about it is so real. a very well written poem, job well done!!

Annab said...
on Jan. 19 2011 at 11:22 am
Aww! Very sweet! Very true too. Distance is hard...nicely done!

on Jan. 19 2011 at 4:53 am
musiqqlvr31 BRONZE, Chennai,Tamil Nadu, Other
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this is just the feeling i'm dreading when i get a boyfriend...its depicted beautifully

DrDoofenTess said...
on Jan. 19 2011 at 1:30 am
DrDoofenTess, Dubai, Other
0 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hope for the best .... Expect the worst .

im in a pretty much similar situation right now but maybe the effects are dieing out now .... weird how wen stuff happens to u n u go out to read something , you find stuff that feels like some else is tellin u ur story lol

ur an awesome writer

its a taken that thers more awesome stuff where that came from

keep it up :)

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Dec. 28 2010 at 3:48 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

Such a wonderful depiction! Amazing writing.


on Dec. 6 2010 at 7:07 pm
Donttrust BRONZE, Fort Collins, Colorado
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I love it : ) I can for sure relate

on Dec. 6 2010 at 5:41 pm
alexandrax003 BRONZE, Morrisville, New York
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When it can't get any worse, write a song about it."

I can definitely relate. Beautiful.

on Dec. 6 2010 at 2:45 pm
Annabelle294 SILVER, Branford, Connecticut
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Love this, i can so relate.

on Dec. 6 2010 at 12:27 pm
I agree. (: