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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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Meli_mel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 18, 2009 at 8:14 pm:
I love the message it sends across, but I'm not sure if I like this as a poem. To me, poetry is more of the traditional rhymes and stanzas. But, as poetry is all about the message - I'd like to thank you for sending a great one! Good job!
 
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Allaboutlyf said...
Mar. 18, 2009 at 1:15 am:
You know a lot of us don't realize how much we can relate to that poem.hink there is someone out there for everyone. Call me crazy.Anyways, Awesome job! You are a great poet!
 
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cariberry24 said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 6:50 am:
Thank you all for your such sweet comments! I really appreciate it! I actually had time to write another one and it's up now! Called "Letting Go" you should check it out. :)
Whatwehavelost: Yes! You may use it! I am so flattered! :)
Once again, thank you all!
Carolyn S.
 
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lena_monrose said...
Mar. 16, 2009 at 5:36 pm:
I can definietly relate
great poem :) keep writing you're really good. See mine if you get a chance. thanks
 
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project827 said...
Mar. 15, 2009 at 11:46 pm:
i can so relate to this. but thankfully i found what i was looking for. once you find it, love is the best thing you'll ever experience, so keep searching.
 
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gcxox3 said...
Mar. 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm:
This poem pretty much sums up my love life. Completely amazing. Write more. You are very talented. :D
 
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whatwehavelost said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 10:12 pm:
dang that is beyond true i get all. hey um i really like your poem and was wondering if i could use it in a folder im putting together for me and a group of friends thanks for writing this its beyond good
 
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Erin A. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm:
Epic. And mad deep. End of story.
 
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Bianca said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm:
ok i dont really comment a lot but this poem deserves it...this poem is way better then most of the poems they actually put in the magazine...keep writing you're really good
 
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Lilly said...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 7:45 pm:
I Like your proem Its really good. keep on the good work!!!
 
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crazy 210 said...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm:
I LOVED YOUR POEM! KEEP WRITTING!!
 
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Travis G. said...
Mar. 9, 2009 at 9:23 am:
that was such a good poem. you really put a lot of heart into it which is the way poems need to be more often. good job and keep writing!
 
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Ellie said...
Mar. 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm:
hey i really like your poems they are really tight you should try and check out mine they are like the same kind of material thanks
 
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Poetrywritter said...
Mar. 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm:
this is really good.
 
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.::tinkerbell::. said...
Mar. 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm:
Very good :)
I usually don't care for poetry but I really like this one.
 
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Summersong said...
Mar. 7, 2009 at 12:13 am:
This is a really good poem!!! You did a great job!!
 
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lexikeys247 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 6, 2009 at 6:23 am:
LOVED IT! dont we all feel this way?
 
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Sabrina B. said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 1:48 am:
i really enoy this i actually understood it its real good
 
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Sam M. said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 11:31 pm:
True... so very true *sniff*
 
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jeezlouis said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 6:05 am:
Joy. This poem speaks truth! Way to tell it like it is. :)
 
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