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Ring, Ring, Ring, Ri-,

Your call has been forwarded,

to an automatic voice messaging system.

Hang up,

Try again.

Ring, Ring, Ring,

What the h*ll do you want?

I told you there was nothing to work out.

I'm done.

We're done.



He hung up.

The phone falls from my hand.

Clatters on the floor,

breaking a deafening silence.

The tears roll down my face,

as my empty eyes stare off into space.

The pain is there,

it hasn't hit me yet.

But it's coming,

Impending doom.

Unstoppable depression,

jumps up and swallows me whole.


His voice echos in my head

smooth as molasses,

sweeter than sugar,

deadlier than poison.

Tearing me to shreds.

Stitch myself up,

Pull myself together,

Put on my mask,

And walk away like I'm okay.



So, I'm not over you,

So what, you left me here

all alone when I needed you most.

So, I still love you,

So what, you said there was nothing left

those words crushed my world,

Everything I had dreamed of I had,

You were mine,


So in love with me,

Or at least that's what you let me believe.

But let's be honest,

for once,

You lied.


Broken trust,

Scattered across the floor,

Thrown away haphazardly,

Unloved, Misguided,

Not longer wanted.

Helplessly spiraling down,

Trusting no one.

It's not like you to break me down,

When your the only one I trusted,

enough to let in,

to build me up.

Blissfully happy,

for a period of time,

until you decided

I wasn't worth your time.


Time does not heal the pain,

or make anything any better.

Nothing makes losing you,

any easier.

You are simply gone.

Without you I am nothing.

You are my everything.

Emptiness envelops me,

and one of my sharp friends helps me cope.

A thin red line forms,

and the pain ebbs out,

escaping my heartbroken soul.



My body is all that is left,

empty, and simply,

going through the motions,

of everyday life.

Wake up,



Go home,

Change clothes,


Come home,

Stare at a plate of food,

Put it up,

Say I'm not hungry,

Take a shower,

And watch,

The clear water,

turn a ugly shade of red,

Lay in bed,

Wish for sleep,

And wait for the alarm,

to tell you it's time to start over.


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mrsmusicforlifeThis 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...
Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm:
The emotion in this was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G lol. It really captured what it's like to go through that. It's so beautifully written. Hope you feel better over time! Remember, the pain will only get weaker as the days pass by!(:
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AlaskaFrost This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm:
Wow great poem! The emotion is so raw. I'm sorry you went through this though
loveissmiles replied...
Apr. 10, 2012 at 7:26 am :



Don't be sorry. I'm not. It made me who i am today.

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thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm:
I love this! the emotion is so great, and you can tell that this was written with little thought- just right out of your heart (which is a good thing!) Even if it was so long I was able to make it all the way through without trouble so you kept my attention! good job!
loveissmiles replied...
Mar. 23, 2012 at 7:29 am :
thank you so much. It means so much to me to get positive feedback on something as real as this. Especially when by posting this i was giving everyone the chance to, not only judge my work, but also to judge me. So, thank you. :)
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maizyiscrazy said...
Mar. 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm:
W - O - W!!!!!! I love how you told her story through the poem!!!
loveissmiles replied...
Mar. 21, 2012 at 7:11 am :
it's not her story. It's mine. -_- just saying. But thanks for the feedback. :)
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SuNshiNe007 said...
Mar. 19, 2012 at 7:31 am:
Wow loveissmiles this is amazing! I love how you have written this, its different too! Great Job! And I know how you feel I've been done the same way but everything is going to be okay. I won't let you down.
loveissmiles replied...
Mar. 19, 2012 at 10:38 am :
Tamara!!!!! Oh how i have missed you! Thanks.
SuNshiNe007 replied...
Mar. 20, 2012 at 9:12 am :
You are very welcome!! And I have missed you too:) We was on Spring break..I didn't have access to an internet..Have 8 more weeks till my 11th year at high school is over..Its good to hear from you again too Winter!!:)
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Behind_a_Plastic_Smile said...
Mar. 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm:
wow this is really good and so relatable I love how you describe the pain before it hits and everything is voice is/does :)
meanangel replied...
Mar. 23, 2012 at 9:42 am :

this is tru;y amazxing i agree with everyone above and i'm sorry that happened love sux but u'll get through ....


Simply_Ciara replied...
Sept. 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm :
I can honestly say I LOVED this poem. When I read it I saw myself in it & it really touched my heart... Could you read & give me feedback on some of my poems if you don't mind. & P.S. I added this poem to my favs(:
loveissmiles replied...
Sept. 5, 2012 at 8:16 am :
i dont have much time today, but remind me and i will be sure to give you some serious feedback on a few pieces. thank you so much for adding this to yoyur faves. I feel so lucky and gifted to have my work liked my someone soo much
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