No Time for Love MAG

By Kristen Skvarenina, Berwyn, IL

I wish that you would go away.
Can’t you see that I am so very busy?
I cannot fall in love today.

I have no time for the sweet nothings that you say.
Your musty cologne makes me dizzy.
I wish that you would go away.

No, I do not want you to stay.
And no, you may not kiss me.
I cannot fall in love today.

I dislike your daunting disarray.
Maybe tomorrow we will see.
But today you must go away.

And no, I do not want another bouquet
Your advances are a catastrophe.
I cannot fall in love today.

My schedule I cannot disobey.
But today I am finally free.
I asked: Why are you going away?
To which you reply, “I cannot fall in love today.”



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on Oct. 21 2014 at 2:44 pm
micshea99 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
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I can't even tell you how often I can relate to this poem 

sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 9 2013 at 11:37 am
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

wow this is fantastic

on Aug. 24 2012 at 12:07 pm
The_girl_at_her_desk SILVER, Delhi, Kentucky
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really touching......

on Jul. 11 2012 at 2:02 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

This is great! And such sad irony. Maybe it'll work out next time. Keep on writing!

on Jun. 14 2012 at 2:37 pm
Dreamgirl95 BRONZE, Sugarland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.

Great poem! The rhythem was fun and easygoing and made it very easy to read. Keep up the good work!

on Apr. 14 2012 at 9:20 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Stupendous~ A bit comical and cute, but there is some truth to this poem. It's great!

on Apr. 14 2012 at 9:20 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Stupendous~ A bit comical and cute, but there is some truth to this poem. It's great!

on Mar. 18 2012 at 1:17 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Ooo, a vilanell!!! I love the topic too, very creative!

on Oct. 21 2011 at 10:25 am
Adorable, it really is.  Great job!

irishlass317 said...
on Sep. 29 2011 at 4:43 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

This is sooooooo cute!!!!!!!!! i <3 it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ktaylorxo GOLD said...
on Sep. 29 2011 at 3:49 pm
Ktaylorxo GOLD, Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Everybody in this world will hurt you. You just gotta stick with the ones worth suffering for.

This was great! 

on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:14 pm
I like this poem because I like the rhyme scheme through the poem and the story it tells.

nicole.ryan said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:13 pm
I liked this poem a lot because it tells you that you can't push someone away until you want them because when they want you, it may not be a good time for them.

Afra- SILVER said...
on Jan. 30 2011 at 1:45 am
Afra- SILVER, Colombo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Even when the sun sets the moon will rise.

What a lovley peom. I love the meaning behind it <3

on Dec. 19 2010 at 3:54 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

I love this captain,and the ending is freakin awesome. I love lines 1-3,5,10,12,14 and the last stanza. do you dance.

on Nov. 25 2010 at 10:19 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

Haha I really liked it. Keep on writing.

Shahed GOLD said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 11:12 pm
Shahed GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"People are like tea bags, they don't realize their own strength until they're dropped in hot water "
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway."

It stopped me how most of your work if not all has been published .. I see why they chose yours now :) very very good!

 

CHeck out my work :)


on Nov. 3 2010 at 6:31 pm
Karamel PLATINUM, Gwinn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness." -Anonymous

I love the voice in this ballad! It's charmingly stubborn - hasn't everyone lived this poem? :D

Duckie430 said...
on Jun. 2 2010 at 7:58 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

i love this, especially the ending :)

on May. 11 2010 at 10:18 am
love! the last part:)


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