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I’m always losing things,
But not always because I’m forgetful.
People’s trust and special rings
Are not easily misplaced.

I’m always losing things,
Or at least that is what I say happened
To the aching memories, to the balm
that stings.
I’d rather forget than forgive.

I’m always losing things:
The oatmeal that slivers down the
long drain,
The weight that falls off my body, the
tight skin that clings,
That’s what I live for and die for too.

I’m always losing things,
Things I didn’t want to but somehow let slip.
Down the well they fall, flying away
on tiny wings.
I call, Let me come too, I didn’t want to
forget after all.

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MckayThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm:
I know the feeling that the speaker is talking about, though it tends to be due to my forgetfulness. I love the repitition of the line "I'm always losing things." And all the different examples, added with some bitter humor, and sharp cynicism, make this poem all the more memorable. I doubt, I'll be forgetting this poem.
 
ROYCEPHUSThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm :
I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the comment :D
 
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sadesdd said...
Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:27 pm:
I agree. I like the story. It was very fun solving it. I loved the ending. Amazing.
 
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anasorochi said...
Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm:
Wow! This is really good! I loved the story in the poem!
 
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