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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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ChelseaSmith said...
on Sep. 9 2010 at 1:07 pm
ChelseaSmith, Levant, Maine
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I dont understand how some people dont understand that when they talk about new people and how amazing they are. .. It actually hurts the ones who dont wanna hear that theyve found someone better.

People these days :'(

on Aug. 24 2010 at 5:06 pm
Testing...1,2,3... SILVER, Urbana, Illinois
7 articles 7 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." Van Gogh

I completely love this poem. I read it last Wednesday for the firts time and I could not help but cry. I felt like that because of the love I was losing. My love broke up with me the next day after 9.5 month relationship. He's my best friend but since I moved to a new town he could not get through the distance. I'm still crying at the thought of your poem.

on Aug. 18 2010 at 4:06 pm
silent_reader BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
1 article 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson

such a good poem!

on Aug. 18 2010 at 9:46 am
whyshouldIlove SILVER, Algiers, Other
6 articles 4 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin

I have to say that your poem made me cry, because, I feel the exact same way right now, one of my closest friends just moved to India New Delhi, and she totally disapeared, no phone calls, no texts, and no msn anymore, I feel so lonely and the only thing I can hang up to is my other friends.

on Jul. 27 2010 at 8:40 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
10 articles 8 photos 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

I 100% understood this poem. I know how it feels when you just know when you are drifting away from a relationship with someone. It's like a rope that is slowly thinning away and, before you know it, it snaps. Five stars!!

on Jul. 27 2010 at 7:45 pm
xiao_girl BRONZE, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1 article 3 photos 7 comments
Nicely done...I really like it and I totally understand how you felt!!

on Jul. 27 2010 at 5:13 pm
evrycloudyday7 PLATINUM, Wappingers Falls, New York
28 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what counts." Seneca
"I'll just read a book instead. I don't care if we're just friends. I can hang out with myself I'm old enough now to pretend. Bam ba dum ba dum ba dum." kate n

o man. i almost cried. this was so good! i can def. relate to this

on Jul. 27 2010 at 1:55 pm
inksplatters21 SILVER, Mason, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Character is how you live when no one is watching."

awesome work, i loved "clouded and clogged."  would anyone mind reading/rating my work?  Thanks

on Jul. 27 2010 at 1:49 pm
-daydreamer- SILVER, Smyrna, Tennessee
6 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe.... Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." ---Robin Williams, "Dead Poets Society"

Wow, this is great! I totally know how you feel, and you did an amazing job of putting it into words!

on Jul. 27 2010 at 12:09 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
14 articles 1 photo 278 comments

Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

i love how you use imagery to describe a feeling.

on Jul. 27 2010 at 11:48 am
WritingLoverForever PLATINUM, Bowling Green, Ohio
32 articles 2 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's not about success; it's about significance.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Wow, this is really good. It's so beautiful and sad at the same time. The words are so meaningful, yet they are so simple. I love this. Nice job.

Pearlcr BRONZE said...
on Jul. 27 2010 at 4:07 am
Pearlcr BRONZE, Bhopal, Other
1 article 0 photos 8 comments
dis is guud ...like really gud :)

x0x0xJ SILVER said...
on Jul. 13 2010 at 1:42 am
x0x0xJ SILVER, Wood Dale, Illinois
7 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes the thoughts in my head get bored and go for a stroll out through my mouth. This is rarely a good thing.

Love this; can totally relate. :)

on Jul. 8 2010 at 2:44 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2206 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

Gorgeous, you are really good with imagery.

on Jul. 5 2010 at 2:25 pm
bbygurl21 PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
29 articles 0 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
sticks n stones my brick my bones but words cant

i feel the same way all the time. this peom is amezing

Mckenzie** said...
on Jul. 5 2010 at 2:17 pm
Hey that is cool. I enjoyed it. Interesting

poeticenigma said...
on Jul. 5 2010 at 9:28 am
I feel the same way

sally jane said...
on Jun. 13 2010 at 10:35 pm
this is a very nice verse!

on Jun. 13 2010 at 12:11 pm
ThatGirl.. GOLD, New Delhi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
Those people who say they know everything.annoy those of us who do..!

i felt nice reading this....keep it up..!!

on Jun. 3 2010 at 9:53 pm
Alexa97522 GOLD, Portland, Oregon
19 articles 0 photos 28 comments

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

i love the last line.. thats exactly how i feel.. great writing!