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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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writer3499 said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm:
Cool Poem!!! I really relate to it..good job!
 
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JessixMathers said...
Mar. 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm:
I can totally relate to every word of this, youre a really good writer :)
 
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Shortty1314 said...
Mar. 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm:
I really enjoyed reading it (: I can relate to this so well. All my poems are about love, the negative side. Keep writing ! (:
 
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FK92495 said...
Feb. 27, 2012 at 11:58 am:
this is really good!!!
 
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Kevin C. This 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...
Feb. 19, 2012 at 12:38 am:
love it, easy to relate to, this had an awesome rawness to it, really was able to push through all of the "true love" stereotypes and really hit the point that people seem to fail to reach most of the time
 
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Let-Love-In said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm:
emotional and very relatable, amazing work!
 
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Lillie M. said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm:
I love what you're saying about wanting raw love . . . That's exactly how I feel. And you've worded it so beautifiully. That passage about the kiss replacing the marking, beautiful.
 
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BraxtonLangstonChapman said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:53 am:
I really would like for my writing to get this many comments can someone explain to me how this is done?
 
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BraxtonLangstonChapman said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:53 am:
I really would like for my writing to get this many comments can someone explain to me how this is done?
 
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Ranea said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 6:35 am:
great poem!!!!!!! i loved it so much because im surrounded by people who say love is a fairytale for them but its not for me, i totally related. keep writing
 
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maggiehoran96 said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 9:39 am:
Deep and open feelings in this poem, this was easy to relate to with intelligent word choice. Very insightful and meaningful. Inspiring as well :)
 
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Bookworm1997 said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm:
Great poem. I totally understand where you're coming from
 
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iluvrockandroll2 said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm:
perfect! :) dont worry, you'll find someone when you least expect it!
 
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Fireandicecube said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm:
I love this. It's so simple and grasps everything every person feels once in a while. I use to say "I torture myself with promises of fairytale love drilled into my heart by constant movie watching, Taylor Swift songs and ninties ballads."
 
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MadiMac15 said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm:
i can relate, and this is amazing. :)
 
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BlueJay said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 10:03 am:
this poem is not only relateable but it touches so many teens who feel outcasted and need and want love like other too . it was realy good :)
 
sweetchild96 replied...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 10:04 am :
this is so good.
 
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stanza1 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm:
i like it.
 
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Nessa13 said...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 9:29 am:
This is REALLY good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Nofie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 11:10 am:
:) this is such a great poem & part of that is because it's so relatable. Great Job!
 
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