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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 Dec. 6 2010 at 11:37 am
TheMagnificantLamp, Miami, Florida
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This is a nicely made poem, yet it seems more like a short story to me, with a plot and bask story, rather than a poem, the casualness of the words add to the effect

on Dec. 6 2010 at 10:45 am
I can feel what you are going through. I have gone through it before myself. As i read your poem i could feel your pain.

anne.Brooke said...
on Dec. 6 2010 at 10:19 am
anne.Brooke, Mumbai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not.
-Kurt Cobain

beautifully written... :)

on Dec. 6 2010 at 9:34 am
bluegirl440 DIAMOND, Park City, Utah
84 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everybody lies. -House

makes me sad....in a good way

on Dec. 5 2010 at 8:08 pm
ToRemember SILVER, Somersworth, New Hampshire
6 articles 1 photo 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont ever tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

oops i thought you were the one who commented on mine! but still everything i said about it is true.

on Dec. 5 2010 at 8:06 pm
ToRemember SILVER, Somersworth, New Hampshire
6 articles 1 photo 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont ever tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

I can NOT EVEN describe to you how much this poem made my heart jump out of my chest! that poem you read about my friend, while your poem right here is like the other side of that person completely defined in your writing, i absolutely LOVE IT! my favorite poem i have read here so far, because it is describing EXACTLY how i have felt for a while, and also because it is written wonderfully. i am so happy you commented on my poem so i could discover this. it is just so much like how i feel, i can not believe it. you have inspired me to write something of my own.

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on Nov. 14 2010 at 10:58 pm
MRose911 GOLD, Paradise, Utah
17 articles 10 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No boy is worth crying over and the one who is won't make you cry." - Sarah Kane

I was having this exact same problem today.... People change so much with distance. This poem is amazing!!

on Nov. 14 2010 at 7:20 pm
WritingWithInk BRONZE, Plainsboro, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments
the last two lines are really powerful and well written.

on Nov. 14 2010 at 2:24 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
22 articles 5 photos 245 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

This is so relatable. i have felt like this alot before, really great job you conveyed really strong emotions in not a lot of words. :) great poetry! check out my work?

on Nov. 14 2010 at 1:24 pm
silentvocal SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't try to fix what isn't broken

yeah the raw emotions latch on to you-its really great-thats the exact feeling between my fest friend and i rite now and  i couldn't have said it better, this is so true.

on Nov. 14 2010 at 10:03 am
DayDreamWriter, St. Charles, Illinois
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Almost everyone can relate. It's amazing

BillM GOLD said...
on Nov. 3 2010 at 5:54 pm
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Well written and really gets down to the emotional level.  Nice seeing a fellow Jacksonville poet in the Top 100

on Oct. 23 2010 at 11:17 pm
BellelaVie SILVER, Fairbanks, Alaska
6 articles 5 photos 35 comments
This applies to me ssooo incredibly much right now its scary. You are very gifted, and I love this.

on Oct. 23 2010 at 10:52 pm
Durpdedurp BRONZE, Miami, Florida
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
this poem totally applies to me and my life rite now 

on Oct. 16 2010 at 10:56 am
manga_maniac SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
8 articles 1 photo 79 comments
very good but very sad i think almost everyone can relate

lgbt23 SILVER said...
on Oct. 1 2010 at 2:01 pm
lgbt23 SILVER, Hurst, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Paris is always a good idea.

this is the exact way i feel about my ex girlfriend..i'm pretty sure you meant friend, but you just spoke to me like you understood what i was going through. thank you. *powerful*

on Oct. 1 2010 at 9:27 am
CountryGothic GOLD, Somersworth, New Hampshire
16 articles 2 photos 206 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Once something has been said, it cannot be said in other words." -Aristotle

You're making me cry! This is so true to life and I can absolutely relate to this poem, very nice writing and flow to it too.

livey.x BRONZE said...
on Sep. 23 2010 at 3:55 pm
livey.x BRONZE, London, Other
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"lifes tough get a helmet"

definitely can relate to this

it is hard but i promise it gets easier! 

on Sep. 9 2010 at 4:21 pm
Ariel_Rosario BRONZE, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 article 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken" -Oscar Wilde

I can relate to this 100%

Amazing work :)

on Sep. 9 2010 at 1:12 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
30 articles 0 photos 412 comments

Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

oh my god i know exactly how you feel): great poem! i can feel the emotion. 5 stars(: