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6,500,004,321 Tears Later

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Twelve tears when my dog died
Four tears when I tripped and fell
Three tears as I watched them fight
Five tears when he left
Four tears when I saw her face
Eight tears when I saw her cry
Weeping,
Sobbing,
And always shaking
Two tears when I failed my math test
Two tears when I failed again
Three tears when I left for college
Six tears when he stood me up
Nine tears when I read her note
Her last words she would ever say
“Goodbye,” it said.
Goodbye.
Six billion,
Five-hundred million,
Four thousand,
Three hundred,
And twenty,
One tears later,
And I’m finally all dried up
And there really is nothing left
So now when something makes me sad
I just laugh and laugh and laugh





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pandagirl312 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 6, 2012 at 10:22 am
I really like this. It's cool how it starts with fairly meaningless things (except the dog dying). Then it moves on to a suicide, right? And it ends up with the narrator laughing when she's sad. Is she insane? Or has she just had so many bad things happen that nothing fazes her anymore? Anyways, this is a really cool poem.
 
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