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I didn’t notice, I didn’t see
That our stocks were slowly falling.
We should have thought of liability
And the pain that we were causing.

I didn’t notice, I didn’t see.

They say that time is money
And I guess I didn’t have the budget for you.
There’s no need to be angry
Because I really think you knew.

I didn’t notice, I didn’t see.

We couldn’t afford the loans
Or the favors bought on credit.
My heart is the Dow Jones –
It’s dropped six points; and you just stood back and let it.

I didn’t notice, I didn’t see.

What we had was no more than a transaction
And I think that you declined me.
It’s gonna take more than numbers and fractions
To be what we’re supposed to be.

Now I notice, now I see.

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WarriorPuellaThis 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...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm:
Oh, so true!  Very well written, I love the rhythm.
 
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IAmWhoIWantToBe said...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 6:31 am:
Beautifully written and I love the comparison between a relationship and economics.
 
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Bill M. said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm:
Interesting read. Great writing and timing.
 
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Bonnybiedz said...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 1:22 am:
wow....this is really good....oh...i should say... AWESOME.... very interesting..keep writing...
 
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baumshell said...
Apr. 3, 2010 at 12:27 am:
this is so great!!
 
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inspiredpoet said...
Feb. 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm:
very unique. and appropriate timing. great job
 
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Angel of music said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm:
This poem reminds me of the type of stuff I used to write and I absolutely loved it. It really went straight to my heart and reminds me of real life situations. Keep writing.
 
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.Allyssa. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm:
I love it! it's ironic; i like this guy in my economics class that sits right behind me. we could never date or anything, but this kind of sums things up for me. its great :)
 
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Blue-eyed_Hippy-chick said...
Jun. 23, 2009 at 6:35 pm:
It is unique. Was there actually a breakup? It sounds like it sometimes but I am not sure
 
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Kaitlyn M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 19, 2009 at 4:04 am:
wow....i am only a beginner in writing and so many times i have thought about giving up. but your poem reminds me why i want to be a writer, because out in the world some people can acually move other's hearts and that's what i need to work on...thank you. and keep on writing.
 
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FracturedAngel said...
Jun. 19, 2009 at 2:58 am:
absolutely amazing. although it was just about the economy, it took my breath away
 
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Christina M. said...
Jun. 19, 2009 at 2:36 am:
Oh Em Gee....This Poem is really unique...Its one of a kind
It really descirbes the realtionship with the ecomic...This is a good poem keep up the poem skillz :)
 
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cmoney1996 said...
Jun. 18, 2009 at 9:52 pm:
It's actually one of the most important poems I've ever read. It was fantastic; you should write more poems that deal with issues in the world today. This is coming from a 12 year old. Please Check out my poem called Marriage and please post a comment!!!
 
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Brandi K. said...
Jun. 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm:
i dont even know what to say!
 
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Alyssa E. said...
May 30, 2009 at 12:48 am:
i really dont even know where to start! that was amazing! i really get where you're trying to be, too!
 
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lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm:
Wow! This really describes the economy! I like how people could put things like this into poems. So much skill! Great job!!!
 
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missy192 said...
May 28, 2009 at 12:57 am:
wow thats an awsome poem! you have real talent!
 
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Erin N. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 27, 2009 at 1:01 am:
I really like it. A great combination of the romance/relationship thing with somthing that is a big issue right now.
 
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UndiscoveredSweetsThis 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...
May 25, 2009 at 5:37 am:
Really inspiring. I get it and it seems 2 fit into these crappy times. really awesome :)
 
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yhonnieb said...
May 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm:
this poem was great. it was a unique twist to relationships.
 
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