Toxic Friend

June 1, 2012
By JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin


I try to hide
from your constant “woe is I”
I got better things to do…
but I can’t escape
from your sense of impending doom.
Sometimes I feel that maybe yelling at you would make you listen
…it wouldn’t
but maybe telling you that you’re not suffering will.
Do you starve so your bones show through?
Do you freeze on the streets at night?
Have you ever fallen asleep to gunfire?
When you have…
then maybe I’ll listen.


The author's comments:
Sometimes it's hard to escape this type of relationship, because you want to spare the other person's feelings.

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on Jun. 18 2012 at 8:44 am
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Ok thanks for reading :)

on Jun. 16 2012 at 4:15 pm
andromeda13 SILVER, Barrie, Other
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This is a very realatible poem to a lot of people, especially teenagers, there was clearly a lot of emotion in it. Although I feel it didn't flow very well at some parts, it was very well written. 

on Jun. 16 2012 at 1:33 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Thanks so much for reading!

on Jun. 16 2012 at 9:55 am
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

This is a very good description of how a person can be an emotional burden to those close to them. Yet at the same time I think the behavior of this friend is natural in a way. People can still feel intense fear and pain, even if their lives are relatively decent.

on Jun. 12 2012 at 3:21 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Thanks for reading!  I'll read something of yours also! :)

on Jun. 12 2012 at 3:20 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

At that point I'm like If your life is so terrible why don't use that fancy phone of yours to schedule an actual appointment to talk to someone instead of booking me as your personal psycologist.  Thanks for reading I'll read something of yours!

on Jun. 12 2012 at 9:30 am
AgentOrange789 GOLD, Friendswood, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"It's a saying they have, that a man has a false heart in his mouth for the world to see, another in his breast to show to his special friends and his family, and the real one, the true one, the secret one, which is never known to anyone except to himself alone, hidden only God knows where."
-James Clavell, "Shogun"

I agree with Allicat. I know so many people who wander around with their brand new iphones, macbook pros, and expensive retina-damaging clothing, telling anyone who will listen that their life is terrible. This was awesomely written, and was a much needed vent for me to read. :D

on Jun. 11 2012 at 5:40 pm
Allicat001 SILVER, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is not someone you can live with, love is someone you can't live without."

"Always stand up for what's right even if that means you're standing alone."

This poem is really relatable, not to mention well-written, especially through your examples of freezing on the streets at night and falling asleep to gunfire. Good job.


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