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See it but never feel it.
Get close, only to push it away.
“Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”
Epitome of my life.
What is wrong with me?
What makes me so un-lovable?
Can someone remove this defective sign from my forehead,
And replace it with a kiss.
I want more than mediocre.
I want someone to miss.
Do I ask for too much?
Are my requirements unachievable?
My heart remains unconquered, unattained.
I’m tired of fairy tale endings,
Silly thoughts put in my head by unrealistic, but hopelessly believable movies.
They are all the same.
Girl meets boy. Girl messes it up. Boy forgives girl.
Happily Ever After.
At least they let on that relationships have problems.
I want raw, unrelenting love.
The real deal.
No movie, novel, or episode of “Sex and the City” could ever touch.
Left alone, drowning in thoughts,
Who else in the world could need love,
Like I need love?



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Grandad Jim said...
Dec. 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm:
Too much "Me, me, me" in there. Get over yourself and notice somebody else.
 
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AliMallie said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm:
God, I am so right there with you in my life right now. This is a well-crafted piece of literature, which is nice, but the fact that it has soul makes it exceptional. I hope you find that someone for you and I'll keep you in my prayers.
 
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BubbleWrapPops said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm:
I love this poem! Its amazing! I know exactly how it feels to be in this position. Keep doing what your doing. You'll go far!!! =)
 
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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. 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm:
Oh my gosh you put the words right in my mouth, and ever so beautifully. I loved the poem.
 
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MWolf9 said...
Nov. 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm:
I feel that way right now. If only dreams come true and if only the why it happened? is answered. Can one ever be happy?  Great poem..when someone else can relate it is written well. The emotions are as clear as day
 
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Manderine said...
Nov. 16, 2010 at 7:32 am:
i really like this poem it reminds me of my life
 
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a tearful poem said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:34 am:
you don't have to be sad like this I wish I could help but I like it
 
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erin untied said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:05 am:
good i like it a lot
 
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haitian beauty said...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm:
loved the poem reminded me of how i use to feel with out love been their befor now bless with an amazing man of god keep up the good work write ur heart out sweetie love it
 
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Izabella S. said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm:
wow this is lik me for sure cuz i need lovve cuz my bf just dumped me cuz our relantionship was confusing!!!
 
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Izabella S. said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 8:07 pm:
Izabella-aka-izzy-aka-bella-aka-aly is my name so deal wit it sucka!!!!!
 
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Cathys26 said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm:

This me all over.

And your poem is lovely.

 
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marmar18 said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm:
i like it.
 
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FischerKing said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm:
Really like this yo(:
 
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Natasha M. said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 9:37 am:
i enjoyed it. :) good luck on the love thing.
 
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pencils_4_hands This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm:
wow.. story of my life :)
 
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CherokeeDoggette said...
Nov. 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm:
i love this and i can really relate... i hope you find that love...
 
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wind.and.rain.again said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 7:33 pm:
this seems so raw and from the heart in the best sense. i think its partly the media that sets us up to think only of things and money and then we feel empty because we are measuring ourselves in thing and money and have no room for love. thanks for writing such a great poem
 
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Rox18 said...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm:
liked this poem. you can tell this came straight from the honest heart. "epitome of my life" perfect words to desribe. awesome poem:]
 
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-Rain- said...
Oct. 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm:
I compeltely feel you here. I was recently kicked out of my house. Everything I had taken awaay by my own parents. Shown no love or mercey, just thrown into the unforgiveing world with nothing ant the age of 17. There is no love for me.
 
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