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I feel like we are falling apart.
Somewhere deep inside of me, I know it’s true.
I don’t want to believe it –
I don’t want to believe we have drifted
because of the distance.
The way I speak to you and the way you speak to me
Our voices are clouded and clogged
With fake laughs and fake sympathy.
You ask me how my family is doing.
I say we’re getting through the hard times.
I ask you how’s school.
You say it’s better.
I feel a catch in my throat when you say you’re
busy for the next couple of weeks.
That’s too bad; I was hoping we could hang out.
You talk about your new friend like she is gold.
I have no one to talk about.
I feel anger and pain and I regret never answering
your calls and texts.
If only you could understand the way I was feeling,
But communication was lacking.
“I have to go, I’ll call you back …”
And something tells me you won’t.

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KylieV said...
today at 10:10 pm:
This poem was very easy to relate to. I really enjoyed how the poem was almost written out in like a conversation. The use of imagery for the voices were well written: "Our voices are clouded and clogged". The comparison between the friend and gold truly shows how the person is feeling: "You talk about your new friend like she is gold." Great poem!
 
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VelaneDeBeaute This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 18, 2012 at 9:41 am:
Lovely work Lindsay! :) 
 
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Shamsudin97 said...
Sept. 26, 2012 at 8:52 am:
I found your poem really touching, it could relate to me because it has happened to me. I could see the emotions that u put in it. I can understand u, stuff happens you just have to keep your head up even tough u fed up. Stay strong. Sincerely- Shamsudin97.
 
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albinotigerThis 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...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 8:43 am:
it is so simple and so easy to relate to.
 
Scribbler-of-DreamsThis 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...
Sept. 4, 2012 at 11:11 am :
Sad... :(, But I understand.
 
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TMarie42 said...
Jun. 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm:
Very well written and easy for me to relate to.
 
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tammysaurus101 said...
Jun. 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm:
seriously touching :)
 
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crushed_veneer said...
May 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm:
So well written and totally relatable, I love this
 
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theautumnleaf said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:00 am:
I can totally relate to this. Very well written.
 
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AndriaStarThis 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...
Mar. 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm:
Very well written. I could feel the emotions you put into this piece, a lot of emotion. Keep up the good work and I would love it if you would look at my work.
 
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Shortty1314 said...
Mar. 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm:
I can relate to you with my mom & my ex-boyfriend... :( I enjoyed reading this though. Keep Writing !
 
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stacyrose3 said...
Mar. 2, 2012 at 8:29 am:
I feel the same exact way about me and my foster mom :/
 
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Blackrosechick said...
Feb. 22, 2012 at 7:37 am:
This is awesome. Very well written and relates to a lot of people.
 
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kaykaybeck said...
Feb. 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm:
This describes exactly how I'm feeling right now. You did an amazing job.
 
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normgrl said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm:
sigh...it feels like you're talking about my current situation
 
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laurensoccerThis 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. 28, 2012 at 7:52 am:
I love this poem. The contrat between what you want to be there and what isn't there is beautiful. Keep Writing!!!!!
 
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Daisysmile101 said...
Jan. 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm:
i love this poem so much..i feel this way all the time when i tlk to an ex who i loved. i totally feel what this poem is trying to say.
 
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followingnofootstepsThis 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...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm:
I feel the emotion in the poem. I can relate. It makes me think. Well composed. :)
 
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Mimi15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm:
I think this is cute, but it is a tad bit too literal
 
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selenafan1 said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 6:28 am:
i really love this poem u put alot of your heart into it keep writing
 
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