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Glances like Strangers

January 13, 2012
By Mani2x SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
Mani2x SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was born an original, I'm not going to die a copy.

We used to be best friends
Ride or Die till the end
Deep dark secrets
Shared over a slice of pizza
Now it's just glances in the hallway
As if we were strangers
I'm feeling like a lone ranger
A long stormy day
Without a rainbow
A playa
Without his hoes
Without Nakiya
You hardly talk
You no longer call
So I guess
All thats left
Is a forgotten friendship
And the only thing that
Ties us together
Bonds us together
Is our deep dark secrets
We glance at each other in
The hallways
No hellos
No goodbyes
From others we look like
Complete strangers
To people who don't know better
They'll think
We're just strangers
Glancing at each other
Caught each others eye
But I know better
We used to be best friends

The author's comments:
Lola and Nakiya are me and my friends alter egos. I'm Lola, She's Nakiya.

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This article has 16 comments.

on Feb. 24 2012 at 9:26 pm
Clearly_Carson BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Not nice to post about me Lola *rolls eyes*

on Feb. 13 2012 at 12:10 am
TheDarkSideofZeppelin SILVER, Inglewood, California
6 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a woman's body, but a child's emotions"
- Elizabeth Taylor

I love this poem, it reminds me of an old best friend I used to have in elementary but now it's just akward silence nd glances through middle school hallways.

on Feb. 12 2012 at 8:31 pm
Writer_Jordan GOLD, Ellicott City, Maryland
15 articles 0 photos 182 comments

Favorite Quote:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

Very good, sends a clear message. Happened to me and my best friend too.

on Feb. 11 2012 at 3:11 pm
zadiekatie23 PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
39 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

I think anyone who reads this can connect, something like this has probably happened to them. A very powerful piece. Thanks! :)

on Feb. 11 2012 at 2:32 pm
TemperanceBrennan SILVER, Winnipeg, Other
7 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Once you understand that the universe is ever expanding wearing stripes with plaid is easy"- Albert Einstein

Really good, I thought it was sweet! I relate to it as well. I aslo agree with Aaka131

on Jan. 31 2012 at 5:02 pm
xoSamanthaxo GOLD, New York, New York
12 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing."

I like it and I can relate to it! (: It's very goood the way you describbed it and I like the title!

.king. SILVER said...
on Jan. 30 2012 at 12:34 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
9 articles 4 photos 569 comments

Favorite Quote:
( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

I enjoyed reading it, got very curious, I'm very sorry for the sad story line, I really like the style and the option of the words put in odder it has a look and tone, something seems to be missing something, Honestly 4/5 !

Aaka131 SILVER said...
on Jan. 27 2012 at 8:17 pm
Aaka131 SILVER, Dunbar, Pennsylvania
7 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

I like it, this sort of thing happens way too often. This is a perfect description of what its like, to those who have been through it, and for those who haven't.

on Jan. 27 2012 at 8:16 pm
Whitehouse503 SILVER, North Waterboro, Maine
7 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the end you should always do the right thing, even if it's hard."

I really enjoyed your poem, I think what makes it soooo good is that most people can relate to this.

Phoenix. said...
on Jan. 27 2012 at 8:09 pm
Phoenix., Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
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i really like all of your work!

on Jan. 27 2012 at 10:24 am
SkylerMorningstar GOLD, Barrie, Other
13 articles 1 photo 47 comments
i really liked it

on Jan. 26 2012 at 8:16 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
83 articles 23 photos 232 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."

~Luara Moncur

very well written i can feel the emotion as i read it...nothing better than 'moving' your reader.

on Jan. 26 2012 at 2:32 pm
Choosing2Live4Christ PLATINUM, Wausaukee, Wisconsin
28 articles 13 photos 66 comments
it's really good :) the best friend bit reminds me of my poem "Best Friends Forever"

on Jan. 24 2012 at 6:13 pm
_ella_herondale BRONZE, San Diego, California
4 articles 2 photos 222 comments

Favorite Quote:
"...If the Thames that ran beside them...recalled a night where the moon shone as brightly as a shilling on the same boy and girl... and thought to themselves, 'at last, the wheel comes full circle,' they kept their silence."

I think it was a nice bit of work that contained a whole lot of time and thought. i thought it was pretty!

on Jan. 24 2012 at 4:25 pm
recurring_resilience SILVER, Ashburn, Virginia
9 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"These are the times that try men's souls." - Thomas Paine.

"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." - On the Water Front

"This is my place of failure."

I really liked the beginning with all the comparisons! Nice job!

on Jan. 24 2012 at 4:07 pm
CaliGIRL282 BRONZE, Medford, Oregon
4 articles 1 photo 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've been taught to forgive, will my heart ever truly believe my words?

I get exactly how it feels to have that happen. I love this Poem i hope you keep writing.