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You say that you understand,
But I just don't see how
That's possible

You tell me that
You've lost a pet,
Your best friend moved away,
You saw a sad movie

But is that really the same?
I mean, really?
Is it?

How could it ever be
The same?

Did you ever discuss life
With that pet?
Did it ever tell you about
It's childhood?
Were there ever any questions
You didn't even think to ask until
It was gone?

Did that best friend ever hold you
While you cried?
Make you dinner,
And show you how beautiful the world is?
Did you not realize how gorgeous
This place really is until
It was dull in your friend's absence?
Did you have the sudden realization,
That you'll never be able to talk with that friend
Ever again?

Did that movie ever go to your
Dance recitals and plays?
Was it there at the school talent show,
And when you were confirmed,
And did it plant beautiful gardens,
Everywhere it went?
Did you not realize how much it had
Changed your life,
Like truly no one else could,
Until she was gone?

Until she was gone.




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forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm:
Thank you for all the wonderful comments! They mean a TON to me. : )
 
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Everhart said...
Jun. 22, 2010 at 7:36 am:
A really good poem. I love it. (Am I right in thinking that you're talking about ME in the first part? Because I did say I understood and could relate in a teeny tiny way by all those things... Whatever.)
 
forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm :
No, that wasn't about you, don't worry. That was about someone else who was going on and on about how their dead pet was more important than my great grandma... it really bothered me.
 
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ShenelleCrystalx3 said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm:
Thats so sad :( But it was soooo good ! Don't stop writing your so good :) Come check out my poems , thank youu :)
 
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ShadesOfPale said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 9:19 am:
My best friend died years ago, and I still miss her very much...This poem made me feel very much, because of that...Much appreciated :) great job!
 
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RFrocker23 said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 12:23 am:
I thought this was great. Really deep. It was very relatable and I really liked that about it.
 
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novelista21 said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm:
You wrote this in a way that makes it easy for people to relate to.  i'm sorry about your grandmother (if that part was real)
 
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brax34This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 11:36 am:
amazing! it's 99% perfect!
 
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Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 8:35 am:
this poem is amazing!!! just wonderful!!! i'm so sorry about your grandmother but she'll always be in your heart and she would be so proud of you for writing this!!! please check out some of my work when you get the chance
 
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TheSummoningFreak said...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm:
 i loved this piece so much. so sad and i just loved it
 
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brittanyelsie said...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm:
this is so beautiful, i want to cry! i can feel the emotion in this. this is absolutely magnificent!
 
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merci_pour_la_musique said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 10:47 pm:
This is truly beautiful. You can tell a lot went into this, a lot of emotions are apparent throughout-- really well done.
 
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Daydreamer14 said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm:
Beautiful poem.
 
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littlebrownpet said...
Jun. 3, 2010 at 1:02 am:

Wonderful poem! Since this poem is in past tense, i think you should make these lines in past tense as well, "make you dinner, and show you how beautiful the world is?" 

just a suggestion :)

 
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