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It’s sad
when
you have spent the past ten days sitting on the couch doing,
well, doing
nothing.

It’s also sad
when
the only calls you have made or received in the past
month
are from or to your
freaking mother.

It’s also sad
when
the happiest thing in your life
is the fact that you might
quit.

smoking, I mean.
and that you have nothing
to look forward to.

except another TV dinner, I mean.

But what’s the worst
is when
you stop knowing
what you’re doing.
You stop acknowledging how sad
it is. And it is. Sad, I mean.

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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Missundrstoodx2 said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 2:33 am:
ahhh your voice is so consistent, fluent...it trails into the sentence of one into the other, leaving the reader wandering as your words and thoughts do, though always ending in a set place. perplexing, subtly complex, thank you.
 
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ChyChy said...
Nov. 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm:
Aaaaagreed. Like how your to the point, honest.
 
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VoiceOfYesterday This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 7:40 pm:
Bleak, but true.
I love how everyone can relate to it. Good work. (:
 
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the_Horsegirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm:
You write verygracefully and naturally. I loved this poem!
 
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RLJoy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm:
this was written so well and its so true!
 
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MonsterMash said...
Oct. 16, 2009 at 9:15 am:
i guess i like it...but i think y ou shouldn't be so judgemental towards smoking and smokers. Some people, like myself, find it just a way to wind down and chill, and your poem kind of hurt my feelings. Like, i understand its bad for me, but its my decision. And, just because my friends and i smoke doesnt mean we are that pathetic.
 
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eMs23 said...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm:
that is SO true, and good job!
 
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iwantcoconow said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm:
i really liked your poem it really good
 
jmc.13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 5:16 pm :
Thanks! And thanks for commenting! Keep writing!
 
iwantcoconow replied...
Sept. 16, 2009 at 10:50 am :
just want you to know i put your poem under my favotites i really like it
 
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Hillary said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm:
this was sad =(
 
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cz123094 said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm:
This is really nice. I can't wait to read more of your writing.
 
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Tears2Roses said...
Aug. 30, 2009 at 7:17 pm:
That was sAd and true!!
 
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Underestimated said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 4:36 am:
that was awesome and i rlly liked it:D good job
 
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Wildheart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 10:42 pm:
Interesting. True. However, maybe not descriptive enough.
 
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MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2009 at 2:07 am:
cool
 
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diane L. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 4, 2009 at 4:12 am:
I loved this! It's a great poem and sums just about everything up :) keep writing!
 
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ClaireAndAaron said...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 11:20 pm:
in a way it is bleak but a very good bleak. not too descriptive...enough room for the imagination of the reader to soar. I also liked the repetition used.
 
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Kara P. said...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 7:28 pm:
very nice.
 
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~blackrose~ said...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 4:57 pm:
so true
 
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