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You live life unaware,
twirling obliviously through the months and the years.
I live an attentive life,
clutching tightly to every word you say.
I smile when I think
about the color green.
It seems to remind me,
Of a single, vivid light at the end of a dock.
And how I keep staring
across the bay, calling your name.
You get what you want,
laughing and flirting and hanging around.
But just like me,
you never seem truly happy.
I will love you
for the rest of my faithful, desolate life.
I love eternally,
like Gatsby.



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BandGeekAndProudThis 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...
Jan. 4 at 12:40 am:
I loved this book and I love this poem. Please write more!
 
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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...
Jun. 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm:
I am in love with this poem. I love the allusion to The Great Gatsby, which is one of my favorite novels of all time. I feel the emotion of unrequited love in this poem just like in the novel. And the last line is pure genius. 
 
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