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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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Liana N. said...
Apr. 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm
I feel as if you did not put much thought into giving this poem a solid setting or underlying metaphor. When speaking of love -- a topic that has been covered so many times -- a writer needs to try even harder to be original. In this poem, lines like “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone" make me feel as if you are not giving us your real, original thoughts.
 
Lily B. said...
Mar. 29, 2009 at 2:10 am
Story. Of. My. Life.
 
lookin'forlove said...
Mar. 28, 2009 at 11:50 pm
I loved this poem, it totally expressed exactly how I feel inside, thanx for it, definately keep writin'!!!!!!
 
EdytD said...
Mar. 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm
i really like the idea and the meaning - i thought that it was moving - but i feel like it's a little obvious. personally, i would put more concrete imagery, but i like the ideas and the meaning, and i think it's good. however, it seems to me to be more of an essay or paragraph than a poem. but then again, being me, i like to have my poems have a rhythm, so my style's different than yours. if you want to take a look, the link is: TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/91407/A-Lonely-... (more »)
 
cobainthedoors said...
Mar. 25, 2009 at 9:35 am
That was truly wonderful.
 
Anony Mous said...
Mar. 25, 2009 at 2:19 am
Not that good for the front page...kinda unoriginal
 
RhyanWoods said...
Mar. 25, 2009 at 12:28 am
This is great work. It expresses exactly how I feel. Everytime I let myself like a guy I seem to screw everything up.I feel like its my fault.
 
OhMyGod123Peter said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 12:37 am
i feel the same way. but in a different sense. im a guy. and its like i mess up every relationship i've ever had. in my eyes it's like nothing about me is right. so many people tell me otherwise. and yet the girl i have my heart set on is completely out of reach.
 
Dulcenina1210 said...
Mar. 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm
Great work. Great word usage.
 
psycholinzmeier said...
Mar. 21, 2009 at 6:19 pm
amazing poem i know exactly how u feel
love is out there we just have to wait
 
Claire M. said...
Mar. 21, 2009 at 6:02 pm
Very good-I can totally relate.
 
littlemelinda96 said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 6:34 pm
It like the poem, it was awsome and real
 
littlesince14 said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 6:34 pm
This poem is kinda of good
 
megan S. said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm
very nice, i loved the way you spoke and made it feel like a poem from an undercover barish, but in a good way. i can relate. beautiful. KEEP WRITING! (:
 
writingsavedmylife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 9:59 am
omg, it's like you're reading my mind exactly. this is amazing and i feel the same way too
 
musicgirl757 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 2:18 am
I can 100% relate, and i thought it was amazing
 
baron said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 12:22 am
hay i know how you feel. that is an awsome poem and likes the figurative language in it. Keep writing like that and you will be excellent
 
Jessika G. said...
Mar. 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm
Are my requirements unachievable?
a little. men dont know hwo to love women like women knwo how to love men..its nto in their hearts like women. its proven but its sad and you can still have hope to find a respectable man.
 
MaKayla A. said...
Mar. 19, 2009 at 6:02 am
That is AWESOME!!! That is how i feel everyday of my life i still am not sure it is out there 4 me but i really hope so... u r an amazing writer !!!
 
Sabesque said...
Mar. 19, 2009 at 12:55 am
That was an amazing poem. I really enjoyed it.
 
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