By Gia, age 18, Florida
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Hey, you up there, whoever you are, I think you and I should have a talk tonight about where we are.
You watch as so many people sit and fall in love with the impossible.
Why won't you just scream with that booming voice of yours to stop loving materialistic things?
I window shopped earlier today, touching but not buying items I really desired.
Thom Yorke sings me a ballad about him being a creep, and once the piano fades out, a different voice reminds me that their newest CD is in aisle 3.

There is a faint fog when I leave the music store.
It's actually coming from a hookah in the center of the mall.
I watch as my ex-boyfriends, friends, and enemies all sit there, blowing smoke into each other's faces.
Where is that girl? And then they inhale while they look around as if I'll leave a sign.

Hey, you up there, will you let me keep all of them?
I demand you let them stay; it doesn't matter if they blacken their lungs with tar.
The smoke reaches my nose as I sneeze in disgust.

They all get up and start to walk away,
I try to yell for them but my voice doesn't reach.
I look down at the few bags that I do have, remembering I will have the comfort of them.
Hey, you up there, watch me as I decorate I-95 with new clothing.

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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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