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What is love?
Its that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you know that you're going to see him today.
Its the restless pacing, waiting for him to call.
Its the goodnight that takes your breath away.
Its the inescapable pain that you feel when you haven't talked to him in two days.
Its the dream that is SO real, you go back to sleep- just to see how it ends.
Its writing your name with his last name, just to see if it fits.
Its trusting him, even if your best friend tells you not to.
Its saying "I Love You" first, just because you can't hold it in.
Its falling asleep to the words of your song.
Its believing, with all of your heart, that you will spend the rest of your life in his arms.
Its giving and taking, even when it hurts.
Its taking the little time that you have together and making it COUNT.
Its the blushing cheeks and the giddy laughter you get when you look at your phone, and the message is from him.
Its believing that no matter what happens, you will never give up on him.
Its letting the tears fall down your cheeks, believing that it will get better.
Its seeing the good in him, and recognizing that his faults are what make him human.
Its not expecting him to be prince charming, and forgiving him when he's not.
Its when who you had always hoped to become is who you are with him.
But sometimes,
its hanging on when the only thing left to do is to let go.
its letting every little thing remind you of what you two had been.
its making the good times count for more than the bad.
its taking long drives with the music blasting, just to clear your head.
its avoiding romance movies at all costs- because they remind you of your not so happily ever after.
its telling yourself that they didnt actually want to break up with you, even though they did.
its smiling and laughing even when its killing you inside.
its taking everything they ever gave to you and ripping it to shreds, and then regretting it.

its saying goodbye, even if you arent ready to let go.



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justsmileanddance said...
Dec. 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm:
love this! exactly how i feel right now!!! 
 
ReneetheGreat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm :
I'm glad you like it! :D
 
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lalax3 said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 6:47 am:
i love this! love love love it. keep up the good work!
 
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swimstar28 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm:
Aww thank you guys SO SO much! I get so excited when people love it :)
 
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PlasticRose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm:
That was actually very good... From the title, I wasn't expecting something this amazing. Keep up the good work!
 
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CountryAngel17 said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm:
Wow this is awesome!!! I can so relate to it.I love it!!! Keep writing!
 
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paige. said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm:
this is amazing.
it made me cry.
:)
good job!
keep writing!
:)
 
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i_love_you_<3 said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm:
wow this is really good! keep writing!
i loved this!
 
swimstar28 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 9:37 pm :
thank you SO much, no joke :)
 
Emokittiy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm :
wow. u r a very good inspiration. you shud definetly keep writing. check out a few of my poems. especially november 14th.
 
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Inkspired said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm:
I LOVE THIS!!! This is exactly how I feel about love, too! You took the feelings in my heart, what I've been trying to say (and looking for forever) and wrote it perfectly. Amazing!!!
 
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Gabriana said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm:
wow that is so amazing i can relate to it in so many ways :) i love it !!! keep writing :)
 
swimstar28 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm :
Thank you SO much :)
 
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swimstar28 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm:
Aww thank you SO much! I speak from experience, and I only hope that others can relate!
 
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RainieLee said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 11:04 am:
"it's hanging on when the only thing left to do is let go."
Awwwwwww! Honey, I think you have flawlessly captured how love tears your heart up.
 
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ZiRaww! said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 9:14 am:
What if it's hard to say goodbye?
 
swimstar28 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 9:23 am :
It always is, thats what makes it love. But sometimes love isnt meant to last- its meant to be cherished for what it was and show you a better version of yourself. Sometimes, we have to let go because we loved them, and to continue would be to ruin the love that you had shared.
 
ZiRaww! replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 9:28 am :
Can we let go and still love them?
 
swimstar28 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 10:19 am :
Of course. There will always be a piece of your heart that is theirs, there will always be a part of you that is tied in the time you spent together. But in letting them go, you learn how to truly love, and eventually you can share your knowledge with someone new, and love them too.
 
ZiRaww! replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm :
Well I have let go. It's just too hard seeing him with another.
 
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