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You snatch all my emotion
Taking away all I have
Stripping it down
And swallowing it up
In huge quantities

You tell me all your issues
I get sucked into them
Deeply involved in your
Whirling circles of
Never ending conflicts

When I tell you my problems?All I get is “It’ll be okay”?No advice or anything
Just three words
And you think your job is done

Our friendship is completely
Unbalanced, I give you all
That I have to give
You give me none back
How can you even call this a friendship?

You do these little faces
That stupid sad-smile
That makes you think you can get
Everyone into feeling sympathetic for you
When they’re all just done with you

This is what you do in life
You take away but
Never give back
This is how you lose people
Why in the end you won’t have any friends

I have no sympathy for you
Left in my heart, no empathy
After you’ve shoved everyone
Into a manipulative twisted drama
A story that’ll never end happily
?I feel bad for every person
Who comes in contact with you since
I know they’re going to become another me
Another puppet of yours to add to your
Growing collection

All lined up on a shelf
But guess what?
The numbers will decrease
Slowly you’ll have no one loyal to you anymore
No more puppets, and you’ll be alone



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PariMThis 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...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm:
Ceri, this is AMAZING GIRL!!! It totally sounds like 'u know who'. u've got such powerful emotion and i really can feel what ur feeling. I love how u sound sort of hurt in the beginning but u become stronger and stronger towards the end, telling her that u don't need her and what she did was wrong and she's not going to get away with it :) keep writing beautifully
 
Sherry.K replied...
May 31, 2012 at 1:46 am :
you're soooo sweeet! :D
 
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MissElbowFan said...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm:
Reading it again, I actually think the last two stanzas would be very powerful on their own! What do you think? xxx
 
Sherry.K replied...
May 31, 2012 at 1:38 am :
I know this is a really late reply but thanks for the advice! :) I just like the way it leads up to that you know? but thanks again!
 
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MissElbowFan said...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm:
I love this as well! It's very emotive and you're very talented! It think it is quite long but that's just personal taste so keep it up
 
MissElbowFan replied...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm :
Reading it again, I actually think the last two stanzas would be very powerful on their own! What do you think? xxx
 
Sherry.K replied...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm :
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! Your advice is very meaningful to me :)
 
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french_silk27 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm:
Wow! I really liked this. It gave me chills. You have so much emotion, and I love it! You don't have to, but if you want, you can experiment more with imagery. With this poem, I feel what you felt. I think it'd be wonderful if we could see what you're seeing, too. :)
 
Sherry.K replied...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 4:37 am :
I think I'll try that! Get down my imagery and lay off emotions a bit :) Thanks for the advice and compliments
 
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BrokenBreeThis 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...
Dec. 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm:
I like the metaphor in this poem. I have always wanted to make one and my poem "A Journey to Die For" is the only one I have. Well done on this poem(:
 
Sherry.K replied...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 4:36 am :
Thank you! I just read the poem you mentioned and I think it's amazing.
 
BrokenBreeThis 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. replied...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 1:19 am :
Well thank you darling(:
 
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