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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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to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm:
I feel like this, so much. All of my friends talk about their amazing boyfriends and how in love they are and all I can think is "I want that." I've never even had a boyfriend. No one's ever even asked me out. You conveyed just what I think, and this touched me hard. Keep writing, stay strong, you don't need love when you can write like this!!
 
Melissa G. replied...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm :
Do you really need a boyfriend to complete you happy life. What you really need is a good friend someone to really listen to you and tell you that everthing is going to be alright. If you ever need a true friend look for someone who really cares about you. To have a good life does not mean you need to have a boyfriend to complete it. You got people who really care about you the most not someone boyfriend who can care less. Well I hope you really find happyness in your life and not with a guy at ... (more »)
 
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CallieL said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm:
Wow. That was truly wonderful and well writtten.
 
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RozaB said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 11:58 am:
Definetly a favorite! 
 
Melissa G. replied...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm :
I really love your poem a lot. And I hope some day you will get published and make it big. Keep up the good work and never give up on your dream.
 
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ChristineGeorgia20 said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 7:20 am:
It's great!!well done!
 
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SereStar said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 1:17 am:
This describes my life. Haha, I love it :) 
 
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sasssgirrrl22 said...
Feb. 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm:
idk if i commented on this piece already, but even if i did, i know it just had the same effect. This is a very powerful piece, and also really relatablle. this is clearly the core of everyone's desire. plz keep writingg! u have talent:D
 
harwood3299 replied...
May 26, 2011 at 8:20 am :
this was a very good piece i agree and i bet so do other teen age girls in the world
 
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Wesley D. said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:49 am:
knock me over with a feather
 
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starlight26This 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. said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm:
No matter how many times I read this, it still has an impact on me. This is amazing. Exactly my point of view..GREAT JOB
 
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vampier said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm:
i know what you are feelng ther that is so strong.
 
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babygirl195 said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm:
I feel you
 
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babygirl195 said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm:
you used good details
 
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Writerzhand said...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm:
Your poem is just straight up, and straightforward. I love it.
 
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juju0208 said...
Feb. 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm:
i like it.... i can relate to it
 
MonaLisa218 replied...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 9:15 pm :
i like it because i can relate to that
 
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dolphin13 said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm:
I love it! I can totally relate. Good Job!
 
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S.T.ACE said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 3:24 am:
I love it. It somewhat kind of relates to what i feel. Now I love writing poetry and well I'm not that good at it but I write music and I was wanting to know if I could take what you said and alternate it a bit for a song if that is alright with you.
 
carijoy replied...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 9:18 am :

You may use it, but please do not claim it as your own.

:) Best of luck to you and your song writing.

 
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