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It was a goodbye note or a thank-you letter;
maybe even an apology card.
I wrapped myself in words
to keep warm while you were gone.

Shake me into stars, I don’t shine.
Darling, you were the first to ever illuminate the nights.
I couldn’t do it,
your voice was at the end of each barrel.
“I love you” in the simplest terms.

I wasted my 11:11s on your get-well-soons,
because I tasted my own misery without you.
Refreshing and dial-up.
I’ll remember you for the self-infliction that didn’t phase.

Farewell and thank you,
I’m sorry I didn’t make it





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Rayne said...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 11:12 am
I love the way you use your words, especially with the first two lines of the second verse. Its great!
 
MagicMan2011 said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm
Good job. This a pretty unique poem. Keep writing
 
MagicMan2011 replied...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm
oh and I like your discription about yourself.
 
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm
This is a great poem! I love the 11:11s line. That part really stood out to me because it was so unique. don't be worrie about asking for feedback- i have found that that is really the only way that you can really be able to get your work noticed! And this poem should get noticed becasue it is wonderful! :)
 
AlaskaFrost This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm
This is a really good poem! Post more poems!!
 
HannSawyer15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 25, 2011 at 11:12 am
This was really good :) Btw! I found this on twitter! :)
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 11:39 pm
yeah, seriously. I wanna see more. This is good. 
 
RandomInspiration said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm
Wow...i really like it.  Post more please :)
 
XxMidnightKissxX said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 5:59 pm
This is really good!!!
 
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