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February 12, 2012
By mdp7292 SILVER, Birmingham, Michigan
mdp7292 SILVER, Birmingham, Michigan
6 articles 1 photo 1 comment

You write me letters
They are all the same
You start at the top with my misspelled name
Underneath I skim through the meaningless phrases
Matching the surface in which it barely grazes
The secrets that are buried deep
Secrets, which we’re bound to keep

You sign with your signature and feel that that is enough.
But I will always call your bluff
For if I were important to you,
You wouldn’t have left my insides blue

You get tired of writing when I don’t reply
Frustrated that I wont even say goodbye
You re-dial my phone
Leaving no comfort with your same voicemail drone
Sometimes I answer
Though most of the time I don’t,
Because you still do the things that you say you won’t

Phone call patterns change,
Daily, weekly, monthly…
Then I start to wonder if you’re okay.
Why you’re gone and why you went away.
All I ever wanted was for you to stay

Now here I sit feeling sorry for myself,
Sorting through the letters from the box on my shelf,
I begin to notice the soft pastel colors among the written lies,
To you it should come as no surprise,
That if things were really perfect I wouldn’t be complaining,
And if the sun were always shining,
It would never be raining.

Now don’t we all know someone like this?
Or is it just me?
Those unrealistic beings who couldn’t pass the age three,
Never moving forward,
Never going back,
Just sitting down on the railroad tracks,
Spinning lies,
Saying no goodbyes,
Giving up,
Laying down,
And ignoring the sound,
Of the train.

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mdp7292 SILVER said...
on Apr. 18 2012 at 12:21 pm
mdp7292 SILVER, Birmingham, Michigan
6 articles 1 photo 1 comment
I agree with you, there are some of the rhymes that dont go together as well as some of the others but I didnt originally write it for anyone to read.

on Feb. 15 2012 at 10:31 am
AVERAGE BRONZE, Rosehill, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 48 comments
its really good. its very relatable. goes back to human nature...when we have it we dont want it but when its gone we realize what we were missing

on Feb. 15 2012 at 5:44 am
Luna3952 SILVER, Lynchburg, Virginia
6 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
All is fair in love and war.
Palsm 114
John 3:17

Omg this was sooo good and i canm relate to this so easily!!!! YOur a wonderfull writer and keep writing!!!! YOUR AMAZING!!! one of the best i read!

on Feb. 14 2012 at 6:04 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 67 comments
Wow!!!! I love this poem. I love where you placed the rhyming couplets. It was beautiful! Keep writing.

on Feb. 14 2012 at 8:47 am
CourtCourt DIAMOND, Franklinville, New York
77 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

this is fantastic!!!

Jfry12 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 14 2012 at 2:16 am
Jfry12 BRONZE, Atherton, California
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do or do not
There is no try
-- Yoda

"I've heard the word 'fear'. I simply choose to believe it doesn't apply to me."
-- Cassandra Claire

I like the concept and I like your word choice, but the phrasing of the lines didn't flow which made the rhymes sound forced. Could you take a look at some of my work?