Distance | Teen Ink

Distance MAG

October 1, 2008
By LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments

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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I wish I could write this good and get in the magazine.

you have a beautiful writing style too

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you have a beautiful writing style

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this is my life so much thank you for writing this

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Favorite Quote:
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I can relate to this poem.

on Jun. 17 2015 at 5:52 am
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I think this is fantastic!

KylieV SILVER said...
on Aug. 6 2013 at 10:10 pm
KylieV SILVER, Goose Creek, South Carolina
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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!

on Oct. 18 2012 at 9:41 am
VelanedeBeaute GOLD, Sialkot, Other
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Lovely work Lindsay! :) 

on Sep. 26 2012 at 8:52 am
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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.

on Sep. 4 2012 at 11:11 am
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Sad... :(, But I understand.

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it is so simple and so easy to relate to.

on Jun. 8 2012 at 9:54 pm
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Favorite Quote:
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Very well written and easy for me to relate to.

on Jun. 8 2012 at 1:55 pm
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on Apr. 25 2012 at 11:00 am
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on Mar. 15 2012 at 7:01 pm
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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.

on Mar. 6 2012 at 8:47 pm
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Just another lie people bought.
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that's behind them." -Anonymous

I can relate to you with my mom & my ex-boyfriend... :( I enjoyed reading this though. Keep Writing !

on Mar. 2 2012 at 8:29 am
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