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I wish that you would go away.
Can’t you see that I am so very busy?
I cannot fall in love today.

I have no time for the sweet nothings that you say.
Your musty cologne makes me dizzy.
I wish that you would go away.

No, I do not want you to stay.
And no, you may not kiss me.
I cannot fall in love today.

I dislike your daunting disarray.
Maybe tomorrow we will see.
But today you must go away.

And no, I do not want another bouquet
Your advances are a catastrophe.
I cannot fall in love today.

My schedule I cannot disobey.
But today I am finally free.
I asked: Why are you going away?
To which you reply, “I cannot fall in love today.”

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sarah98This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 9, 2013 at 11:37 am:
wow this is fantastic
 
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The_girl_at_her_desk said...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm:
really touching......
 
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phlogistonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm:
This is great! And such sad irony. Maybe it'll work out next time. Keep on writing!
 
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Dreamgirl95 said...
Jun. 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm:
Great poem! The rhythem was fun and easygoing and made it very easy to read. Keep up the good work!
 
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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm:
Stupendous~ A bit comical and cute, but there is some truth to this poem. It's great!
 
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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm:
Stupendous~ A bit comical and cute, but there is some truth to this poem. It's great!
 
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EPluribusUnumThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm:
Ooo, a vilanell!!! I love the topic too, very creative!
 
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Gingersnap777 said...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 10:25 am:
Adorable, it really is.  Great job!
 
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irishlass317This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm:
This is sooooooo cute!!!!!!!!! i <3 it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Ktaylorxo said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm:
This was great! 
 
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leahmersicano said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm:
I like this poem because I like the rhyme scheme through the poem and the story it tells.
 
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nicole.ryan said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm:
I liked this poem a lot because it tells you that you can't push someone away until you want them because when they want you, it may not be a good time for them.
 
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Afra- said...
Jan. 30, 2011 at 1:45 am:
What a lovley peom. I love the meaning behind it <3
 
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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm:
I love this captain,and the ending is freakin awesome. I love lines 1-3,5,10,12,14 and the last stanza. do you dance.
 
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phlogistonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 10:19 pm:
Haha I really liked it. Keep on writing.
 
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Shahed said...
Nov. 13, 2010 at 11:12 pm:

It stopped me how most of your work if not all has been published .. I see why they chose yours now :) very very good!

 

CHeck out my work :)

 
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Karamel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm:
I love the voice in this ballad! It's charmingly stubborn - hasn't everyone lived this poem? :D
 
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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 7:58 pm:
i love this, especially the ending :)
 
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Lyle ;) ppssh said...
May 11, 2010 at 10:18 am:
love! the last part:)
 
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Ramzan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm:
It doesn't flow quite right in some places, but still, just....wow. That last bit was almost like a slap in the face. Great job!
 
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