January First

By Anne, age 18, Florida

Quiet little raindrops, *splat splat*
The silk rustles and fades,
Just another Thursday morning.
Nothing is different while different is everything.
Cold crystal curtains flutter in the light,
Did you dream her face again?
Of course not, you never have.
Kiss away the nightmares and hair dye,
We never did it for you, you're not worth it.
Caressing the cradle of what could have been,
You screwed it up, oh well.
You pity yourself too much, shhh.
Don't claim you suffer silently for it is a lie,
Dancing around, pretending you're the sun,
Wasting time with fantasies and forgetting all your dreams,
Marking your territory, isn't it silly?
Count every kiss and brag about your collection,
Always wanting what was never yours.
You tried to grow up faster but the ladder would not reach.
Quit whining, you seem to make do.
The doublecrosser was doublecrossed,
The fat lady sang,
Sitting in the dark memorizing old scripts,
Lie your head on the shoe in the corner,
Rivers winding down your cheek.
You've ignored the green-eyed stranger,
Dozing securely on your false sense of superiority.
Never mind reality, what you make up must be so much better.
Immaturity fits like a glove, why take it off?
Roll over and pull the comforter closer,
No worries, the truth will never get through.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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