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Call me old fashioned,
but whatever happened
to handwritten letters?
To one marriage for all your life?
To those happy go-getters?
To being free from strife?

Call me a romantic,
but why is everyone frantic
to find their love?
To rush it through so fast?
So fast it must be undreamed of?
"It's true love," they say when asked.

Call me a nerd,
but why have I heard
that reading is dumb?
That it is so boring to do?
They'd rather be bums,
than put reading in their queue.

Call me unique,
not so much antique.
I love to read,
and day dream all the day long.
Don't worry, I won't impede,
I like to stay away from throngs.



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drmstarlet21 said...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 10:31 am:
What is there to say, Madi? I completely feel you in this piece. Your emotions are really getting through to me, and it helps that I completely understand the place where you're coming from. I absolutely love this piece. The first stanza is my favorite. Keep writing, Madi. This piece deserves every bit of the five stars I'm about to give it.
 
Reader101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 11:09 am :
Thanks Em!!!! I love ya haha
 
drmstarlet21 replied...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 11:11 am :
I MISS UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
 
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sunshine04 said...
Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:51 am:
i loveed this really great piece of work and congrats ur in magazine hey can u plzzzzz rate my beauty and the beast and moon light night and spread evry one to plz rate ir eally wnat to be in magazine 
 
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.Izzy.This 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. said...
Aug. 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm:
As inkblot said, this poem reminded me a lot of myself as well xD I like it!
 
Reader101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 29, 2011 at 7:23 am :
Thanks!!!!:)))<3
 
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inkblot13 said...
Aug. 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm:
I love this! great job, it kinda reminded me of myself (lol) 5 out of 5 stars! :D
 
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Aug. 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm :
Thanks! :)
 
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BriarRose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm:
Bravo! I really empathize with this piece, having been called all of these names more often than once. I especially love the part about handwritten letters, that really hit it home for me.
 
Reader101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm :

Thanks!:)

 

 
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