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I Shouldn't This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I know I shouldn’t
But I have to
Magnets pull me toward heartbreak

I know I shouldn’t
But I do
Blindly falling when hopes dash

I know I shouldn’t
But when I don’t
I panic, systems crash
Wishing for what never will be,
I hope, hope for the impossible …

The phone rings.
“Light My Candle”
I scream.
Loudly.
I know I shouldn’t
But “hello?” I answer.
Tingly needles poke
When he replies
Love “I know I shouldn’t” but I do.
I am.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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Zeeba13 said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm:
this is absolutely amazing! I can relate... a lot.
 
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despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 3:30 am:
This is fantastic. I think every girl can relate to this in some way or another. It is beautifully written, and I absolutely love the piece. Keep writing, you obviously have talent!
 
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PinkPrincess said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 3:23 am:
wow this is a very good poem good job
 
silentvocal replied...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm :
I like this but I am a little confused, but It's a wonderful piece. I like it becuase it isnt' handed to the reader, I have to think about what it is your saying and interperet it.
 
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Riverine14 said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 1:43 am:
I like it... very truthful. Check out some of my stuff. You might see something you like.
 
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Lynzee J. said...
Aug. 6, 2009 at 9:42 pm:
nice...very nice
 
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Shay-la said...
Aug. 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm:
this poem was wonderful, and I can't think of anything you could change about it
 
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Catie G. said...
Aug. 6, 2009 at 7:16 pm:
Wow this is great!
 
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pinksage33 said...
Aug. 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm:
This is amazing. keep up the good work.
 
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julia A. said...
Aug. 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm:
you are a get writer... i love the whole meaning behind this one..
 
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