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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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acepoet said...
on Jun. 3 2010 at 8:03 am
wow, this is really good. i felt this.

on May. 22 2010 at 8:48 pm
beautifulworld SILVER, Memphis, Tennessee
9 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
What's the point i wearing my favorite rocket ship underpants if no one asks to see them? -Calvin and Hobbes

I love your writing style. You make it very easy to relate to.

jkcoolz SILVER said...
on May. 22 2010 at 8:34 pm
jkcoolz SILVER, Chesapeake, Virginia
5 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over a garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!” billie joe armstrong

this makes alot of sense the person is confronting and probelm and it really helps alot

on May. 22 2010 at 7:35 pm
EllieMae SILVER, Severna Park, Maryland
6 articles 0 photos 8 comments
So true. When I felt this with my ex I knew our relationship wasnt going to last any longer. Very nicely written, I can totally relate.

Eilatan GOLD said...
on May. 22 2010 at 11:41 am
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

this is very powerful.

on May. 22 2010 at 10:56 am
Vivallaa PLATINUM, NYC, New York
44 articles 89 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
\'Before you stalk and overrun, you can\'t devour anyone.\'

Wow, I really wanna know what this is about! I'm assuming it's about a guy who you were really good friends with and you kinda of like him. But why weren't you answering his texts or calls??? Sorry, I'm just really curious :)

on May. 21 2010 at 2:11 pm
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

I love the way it flows and how you ended it... amazing. It really reminds me of one of my friends... we just sort of drifted apart and stopped talking a couple of years ago. Nothing really happened, like a big fight or something -- we just. Stopped.

on May. 20 2010 at 2:21 am
feartheuntypical GOLD, Nelson, Other
13 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
- Thomas Mann

I love the way it could be about different people.

on May. 11 2010 at 4:57 pm
FallenAngel978 GOLD, Leominster, Massachusetts
16 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
when he said "i love you" i should have laughed and said "sorry im allergic to bull".with every lie comes a regret and with every regret comes sorrow,with every sorrow comes redemption.

i love it! and i can relate because my boyfriend lives in Cali.. and hes older hes like 18 and.i get really worried and stuff but i dunno maybe one day he'll realize that it wont work out but by then i hope im prepareed for it... check out my work?

Tia20 said...
on May. 3 2010 at 5:35 pm
I really liked this. I felt like I could totally relate to this. It's sad how somethings can end up falling apart, even when it's unintentional.

LuckyThree said...
on May. 3 2010 at 8:08 am
LuckyThree, Ft.Lauderdale, Florida
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This is so true. I can relate completely. Very realistic.

Sevanna BRONZE said...
on Apr. 30 2010 at 2:31 pm
Sevanna BRONZE, Khartoum, Other
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about the number of breaths we take. It's about the moments that take our breath away.

this is really good, you could turn it into a song. 

on Apr. 30 2010 at 1:54 pm
Anique_ThePoet GOLD, Indianapolis, Indiana
10 articles 33 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer should write with his eyes and painter paint with his ears." ~Gertrude Stein~

this is xactly how im feeling rite now. its a great piece of work, keep writing.

Metree SILVER said...
on Apr. 26 2010 at 11:25 am
Metree SILVER, Machipongo, Virginia
6 articles 0 photos 20 comments
Hey my poem finally came through :) you should take a look at it- it's a lot like what happened to you but it turns out that my friend I'm talking about actually had seasonal depression and she's a lot better now that the sun is starting to come out which I'm happy about but it was a hard time to go through- I wasn't sure she'd make it sometimes...

smallfry GOLD said...
on Apr. 24 2010 at 7:14 pm
smallfry GOLD, Eagan, Minnesota
12 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game

i love this poem i can totally relaete and your word choice is gold. i can feel myself in your poetry

samantha13 said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 11:56 am
samantha13, Saugus, Massachusetts
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this is a really good poem, i really like it.  it has a good meaning (:

on Apr. 8 2010 at 11:25 pm
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

I love this it is so easy to connect to. I almost feel like crying, but that's good.

It means that this touched an emotional part of me which is what poetry is supposed to do.

on Apr. 8 2010 at 9:55 pm
Whisperer PLATINUM, O&#39Fallon, Illinois
24 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who I'm not~Anonymous

No individual has any right to come into and out of this world without leaving distinct and legit reasons for having passed through.~Anonymous

don't know how many countless times i've gone through this with friends. thank you for explaining exerything :) this is really amazing

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 6:50 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

this is really deep.

meghannn19 said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 2:02 pm
meghannn19, Springfield, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
You're only as tall as your heart will let you be, and you're only as small as the world will make you seem.

probably my all time favorite. i'm going through this right now, so i can relate to it. </3