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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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Callie W. said...
May 5, 2009 at 12:48 am
i love what you're saying. and i agree all the way. it's very good :D
 
Angela V. said...
May 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm
Wow, that's really intense. I know exactly how that feels. Especially about the silly, unrealistic romantic movies that you can't help but need to believe in. Because what else is there but hope? Real love is always better the Hollywood love though.
 
Addison P. said...
May 3, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Beautiful. I thought it was very powerful, and it really touched me.
 
Brooke M. said...
May 3, 2009 at 1:22 am
your poem is really good
 
fisherj This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm
I think the poem begins well, the opening several lines set a nice tone. The voice is strong and develops nicely with the lines that are not rhetorical questions. The last line works with the poem and adds to it, but the other questions spread throughout detract from the flow and diminish the authors voice. I think that those lines could be left in substance, if only they were rewritten in a way that allowed them to work toward a more cohesive whole. Even if you feel it is important that the... (more »)
 
nordicskiier said...
May 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm
When reading this poem, I felt like I had written it...(only I can't write as well...), but the line:

Can someone remove this defective sign from my forehead,
And replace it with a kiss.
I want more than mediocre

were amazing....and they were me.
Well done.
 
daisydee123 said...
May 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm
very good very realistic
 
Jaquie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm
I find it amusing how people reacted so strongly to this. I'm confused by why I myself did.
God Bless,
...,
 
musiclover71 said...
May 2, 2009 at 5:15 am
AMAZING! i feel the same way
 
Pa S. said...
May 2, 2009 at 2:57 am
forget KICK3593. he doesn't know what he is talking about. your poem rocked. keep 'em comin'. i luv your poem style. good lines. don't let anyone put you down. they're just trying to degrade you. keep your head up, and keep those poems coming!
 
Desiree M. said...
May 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm
Your writing is good and creative you are a very impossitive thinker and i know you dream of the future but regret the past.... so i feel i must say keep dreaming but forgive and forget the past..... live free and conquer your regrets....
 
Dean H. said...
May 1, 2009 at 1:55 am
Excellent poem. It's amazing how so many people can feel the same way you do and yet nothing ever seems to be done about it. I guess we just have to get out there and make it happen. Good job, and please check out my own poem, Palmer's Peak. I would appreciate your input on it.
 
KICK3593 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm
Turthfully now, is the sob sotry aspect so necessary?
 
Julie S. said...
Apr. 29, 2009 at 5:02 am
this was really good.
 
MysteriousLily93 said...
Apr. 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm
Very down to earth poem. i like it:) please check out Ceged Goddess, my own poem.
 
StrawberryPocky said...
Apr. 28, 2009 at 4:10 pm
story of my life! loved it.
 
Ruthey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm
usuallyandante, i agree with you 110 %!!!! i'm glad someone finally said it!!! weren't you the one who wrote the tangerine poem? i love that one. get down there and read his tangerine poem right now because its amazing. so original. like, 30 great lines about a tangerine.
i just want to say, get some fresh inspiration people!! you're talented, use it. you definitely have a way with words, though, well done. the only thing i don't like about this poem is the subject matter.
 
Evynn A. said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm
Dude that how I feel! I'm in a world of couple and I'm single.
 
KellyAnne said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm
I love this poem
it expresses feeling and emotion
and you make it feel like the reader can feel the way you do
very nice
 
youc0mpletemex said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm
You gave me goosebumps.
 
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