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I’ve felt things changing before
And I feel them changing now
At the moment, I’m not quite sure
How they’re changing
It’s more subtle, this time
Than times before

The change isn’t that I want to be alone
But that I’m comfortable alone
My thoughts haunt me from afar
On blissful days I can banish them entirely
Today is one of those days

I’m actually happy
Just because of simple things
An earbud offered in friendship
A peaceful lunch with my book and I
Taking pleasure in life as it is
And not worrying about the future

Maybe things aren’t what they seem
It’s possible the friendship was insincere
And possible that a catastrophe will befall me
As soon as I finish the book

But happiness
True happiness
Isn’t worrying about the future
Or how people perceive you
It’s about enjoying each breath you take
And all the joys that come with that breath

Knowing that
I banish treacherous thoughts entirely
For now

Right now
That’s good enough



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swifthearth said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 6:12 am:
This is good.
 
Dulanan797 replied...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm :
Thank you!
 
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Writerforlife7423 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm:
I love this! Great writing and portrayal of your characters. Would you mind checking some of my poetry out? Thanks so much and fantastic job!
 
Dulanan797 replied...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 10:27 am :
Thank you so much! No, I don't mind checking out your work at all.
 
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Simplemelody said...
Nov. 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm:
Wow excellent job. This poem really touches home and shows us that it isnt about the big picture but, the little pieces that make it. You have great wording within this piece and a lot of symbolism. I loved every part of this poem and the entire thing as a whole. Amazing job!
 
Dulanan797 replied...
Nov. 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm :
Thank you so much!
 
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Robyn97 said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm:

Thank you ever so much. My day just got a thousand times better (even though it's already afternoon!).

My friends are the inspiration for this; even though I won't be seeing them half as often as I used to, I still appreciate the influence they've had on my life.

 
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blitsnik said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 8:22 am:
Gonna quote your ending, to say that this poem is Beyond being good enough. it was great, and i loved this part , "It’s about enjoying each breath you take
And all the joys that come with that breath" because it is so true. great job, and i look forward to reading more.
 
Robyn97 replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm :
Forgot to click respond; please see most recent comment of mine. Thanks!
 
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Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 8:04 am:
i really like this poem. Especially the last 3 verses. I think its written really well and i like the way the verse are split up aswel. I also like the range of words you you and how you phrase the poem. Good job! :)
 
Robyn97 replied...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm :
=) Thank you so much.
 
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thetruthishere94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm:
I love this poem. I have the exact same views and I feel like I could have written this just because i agree with it, you know what i mean? It reminds me of the No Matter How Long You Search for Perfect poem you read of mine! Great usage of words, too. Good JOB!
 
Robyn97 replied...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm :
It does have the same idea as that one, doesn't it? =) Thank you so much.
 
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hanging_girl_666This 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...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm:
Amazing. I love the strong ending and it flowed really good for me. :)
 
Robyn97 replied...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 8:52 am :
Thank you!
 
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