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To One of My Best Friends MAG

January 20, 2009
By PK4evr ELITE, Allen, Texas
PK4evr ELITE, Allen, Texas
105 articles 5 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, then watch everyone wonder how you did it!

I know sometimes
you may not like yourself
and you don't feel
like you're worth much
and I also know
that sometimes
you put yourself down
without conscious thought
you may not feel special
and call yourself a boring person
but your mind set is completely wrong
'cause you're a special person
you don't always see
the smile you bring to my face
you don't always see
that you mean so much to me
it hurts me
when you diss yourself
and make me worry
so much
'cause you're worth a lot
a lot more than you know
so use those seventeen muscles
and give me a smile
you're one of my best friends
treat yourself kindly
'cause I can't always create my own joy
unless you help me

The author's comments:
Just so you know, I got my friend’s permission to have this published.

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on Mar. 26 2013 at 9:57 pm
Reconciliar DIAMOND, Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"love is love"
"You can't have a happy ending without a tragic begining, but the best part of the story is the middle."
"Great men fall in the fire it is the honor lesser men to light the flames no matter the cost"

I love this! And I know that feeling  i go through that all the time with my fbest friend 

on May. 13 2012 at 8:52 am
these-roses GOLD, Bristol, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
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this reminds me of my best friend and I. this touched me deeply... :) good job

on Sep. 17 2011 at 11:32 am
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

I love this. And i love how you wrote "one of my best friends" instead of my best friend. Not only does it bring fluidity, but i like how you dont put a definite lable.

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! And some of my other poems, because I'm new to TeenInk: "Girl Next Door", "Captured by Reflections" and "Longing For Those Days" ! 

I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

on Apr. 22 2011 at 4:42 pm
oh, my effing god!!!! this poem brought me to tears. litteraly. it reminds me that i am important. thank you so much for this. write more like this and i will be your biggest fan. :)

on Mar. 29 2011 at 4:47 pm
kelsey2097 SILVER, Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
7 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
im not a fighter im a lover, but ill fight for what i love

omg this is so good!!! i agree

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 15 2009 at 5:22 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
83 articles 0 photos 435 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

Beautiful message, it truly speaks to the heart, and it relates to everyone. A confidence boost in poetic form. Great job!

-Blessed Be!


Joyce said...
on Nov. 6 2009 at 9:14 pm
I really love the theme of the poem. Sometimes I feel that way too and I am uncomfortable and not sure what to do. Thanks for speaking for the rest of us!

Hope your friend is okay!

on Jun. 10 2009 at 12:02 am
KICK3593 PLATINUM, Roslyn Heights, New York
49 articles 0 photos 74 comments
Tell the truth, I've used to hear this said one too many times by some people.

Something we just learned in English today about poetry: If you put forth a first person narrative, you can write the poem and title in that character, and be seperated from that character.

on Jun. 9 2009 at 8:21 pm
PaloVerde1 GOLD, Las Vegas, Nevada
13 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Years later, I look back and thing what the hell I was doing."

I like it. A lot. A friend of mine gave me the same advice; but in a poem, it was a lot better :)

amyxu said...
on Jun. 9 2009 at 6:40 pm
I like the contemplative tone of this poem. One suggestion: You could take out the lines "your mindset is completely wrong 'cause you're a special person." Then it would read simply "but you don't always see the smile you bring to my face." This would get across the exact same idea as before while, at the same time strengthening the poem as a whole.