sympathy | Teen Ink


October 24, 2009
By hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."

So you know how it is
when you're sitting with some kid
and they tell you something personal
or something that they've hid

And you two aren't good friends
so you don't have much to say
and all the words you mumble
are just getting in the way

So now you're real uncomfortable
And the silence still grows dim
they're regretting everything
as you feel bad for them

"Im sorry" sounds so stupid
and nows no time for fun
so you just whisper "Oh my God"
and now the moment's done

And when you look back latter
you'll feel bad for what you did
when they needed friendship
you took your love and hid

It's just you're not that empathetic
and say you make it worse?
it seems that you coined "foot-in-mouth"
your stupid lips are cursed

The author's comments:
I wrote this because sometimes when people open up to me about serious issues in their life I always get all mumbley and say "" And then I feel guilty. I guess I just don't know what to say to someone who's going through a lot.

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