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No Time for Love This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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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.”

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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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!
 
dreamer_believer said...
Nov. 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm
whoa. this is a great piece...no....an amazing piece! it blew me away. i absolutely love it :) bravo! check out some of my work if you could, i really would appreciate it! keep writing, you have talent :)
 
nOtLiKeEvErYbOdYeLsE said...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm
i love this its great amazing job =)
 
KayLee L. said...
May 10, 2009 at 11:53 pm
I LOVE THIS POEM! IT'S AMAZING!!! KEEP IT UP!
 
ff5fan said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm
i loved it:)
 
blingblang4eva said...
Mar. 4, 2009 at 3:34 am
love this. i totally feel this wayyy.
 
mANDY♥ said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 12:31 am
wow..reminds me of myself with this dude..
haha..funny..
love it!!♥
 
Cookiemonstar said...
Dec. 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm
The story of my life... lol. I love it.
 
sweetwishes05 said...
Nov. 10, 2008 at 1:43 am
I loved it good job!
 
harry_potter_freak said...
Aug. 23, 2008 at 6:03 pm
wow... deja vu... totally awsome!!!
 
liljenjen222 said...
Aug. 6, 2008 at 1:22 am
hi kristen! i enjoyed this poem a lot (prolli cuz its what im going thru right now). it sort of reminds me of shel silverstein, because of the rhyming and flow of the lines. keep up the good work!
 
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