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Inevermetsomeone
Whocouldtalksofast
Andsaynexttonothing
Insuchanurgentmanner.

I NEVER MET SOMEONE
WHO COULD TALK SO LOUD
AND YET SPEAK SO SOFTLY
I COULD BARELY HEAR.

I … like … never … um … met … ­someone …
who … could … uh … think … so … much …
and … like … say … hmm … so … little …
that … I … er … saw … no … point … to … it …

!!!I!!!never!!!met!!!someone!!!
?who?could?use?tons?of?punctuation?
!?and!?express!?no!?emotion!?
… it … sounded … like … m-o-n-o-t-o-n-e …

I never met someone
who could fake it so well
and fail so miserably
that I stopped believing.

DidYOUum!!!hear

that?

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Courteney H. said...
Jul. 23, 2009 at 6:13 am:
That is the most amazing style of writing I've ever seen. It's undescribable!
 
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Angel4u said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm:
*That was awesome. I have never read a poem like that before . keep on rockin' the free world. :)
 
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jordann_lil_guh said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 4:23 pm:
GREAT GREAT GREAT
 
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Writerzhand said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 12:25 am:
This, is absolutely amazing, a paradox.
You're great keep it up!!!
 
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MariaMarie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 17, 2009 at 11:12 pm:
My writing carries my emotions. My voice carries calm that is fake. My words are only what need to be heard. I'm not a big fan of letting emotions go through my voice or face. -This is a good poem and something i could see in a poetry or children's book. Awesome!
 
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JaredC said...
Jul. 17, 2009 at 7:14 pm:
wow. <(0)> am amazed. that was awesome!
 
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Lizzy V. said...
Jul. 17, 2009 at 2:03 am:
Wow... It was excellent.
 
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Melinda L. said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 10:29 pm:
That was so cool! I loved the way you wrote it.
 
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Strawberry This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2009 at 1:34 pm:
yeah, i heard that! you are totally talented at writing!
 
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GoBologna said...
Jul. 14, 2009 at 10:13 pm:
i really like this poem its almost like it was written with a knife because it evokes itself so well great job ;]
 
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Hollywog. said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 3:55 am:
Any more words would bring down this poem's excellence. :)
 
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cree8ive said...
Jul. 12, 2009 at 11:53 pm:
i can't do anything except repeat what everybody else is saying about how amazing this is. afterall what is poetry but creative use of words? and what is this but poetry? incredible. i'm a fan.
 
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Word waster said...
Jul. 12, 2009 at 3:06 am:
Strong Deep and Powerful...I think you prety much captured the typical hurt teen of today hiding behind a loud mouth. Thanks you explained me like no one else can.
 
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aussie65 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm:
Taylor Mali wrote a poem called Like Lily Like Wilson that was also about how some people talk and yet express nothing. Thats one of my favorite poems and i like yours too
 
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Diana V. said...
Jul. 10, 2009 at 12:10 am:
i really love the way you wrote this
 
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one_of_a_kind_girl said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 5:09 am:
this has got to be one of the most unique poems i have ever read!!! i really love it, its really creative!
 
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me:^) said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 1:51 am:
hey i love this poem
i think it really deserves to be published

just out of curiousity where/when/how did you get the idea for this?
 
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fivefiveoheight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm:
This is amazing i love it the emotion of it is beautiful Keep writing
 
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MyChey5 said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 12:05 am:
if u dont dont keep writing i think i will kill myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have any idea how much i LOVED this?!?! you r beyond talented. loved the emotion!!!! thank you for writing!!!

PS....i heard you
 
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Jouna J. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 2, 2009 at 1:10 am:
wowwwwwww! this piece is ahmayyzing.
i've never read a poem this good where i
could literally "hear" the poet writing it.
you're so talented *_*
 
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