If You've Got a Minute This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 10, 2010
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I'm so emotionally distant
from all these people that
think I'm discussing, but
these conversations are all
one-sided, so much so that
it's disgusting.
I won't share a single thing
about myself, I'm
so private, but
if you were the one asking,
I'd tell you a secret,
wouldn't hide it.
So deeply personal that you
would not believe it,
but in my mind
that's the definition of
a secret.
I'm wrapped up in my head
and won't let a person in, but
if you stood there knocking,
I'd give you all the passes.
And if I knew you
wouldn't say stuff
to a single living soul,
I would trust you with the
burdens of the things
I've never told.
I would tell you anything,
everything there is to know.
If you said you really cared,
I would give you me whole.
I would give you the answers
to the questions never asked, and
I would even write my story
if you'd read the pages
first to last.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Justbeme said...
Mar. 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm
Wow! I really like it. This is totally how I feel sometimes. Keep writing I love it.
LaShay_25 said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 8:53 am
aww that how i was but not no more i hope u can open up to people u'll feel more loved =]
SummerDays11 said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm
I can totally connect with this.
LaxChick428 said...
Feb. 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm
This poem is amazing! Its so personable and deep. Write more like this!
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