Best Friend

By Analiz, age 16, California

There's no place for me here
your heart must be shut and sealed
'cause it feels like I'm knocking
knocking on an empty door
"Hello, can you hear me?"
only whispers from a dusty floor
and memories that echo off walls that were full of pictures
and these songs feel like blisters
and I wonder how can you kiss her
I wonder how did you kiss me
you were in love with two
and if you love two
you might as well love three
it's getting harder to breathe
but still I give you everything
and I guess I gave too much
and she gave enough
she made you work
she made you plead
I stood by your side
and carried you when I couldn't carry me
and now you have me here looking dumb
waiting for a train that'll never come
is this what you do to everyone?
but I'm not everyone
I'm not even an anyone
because promises weren't meant to be broken
so why didn't you leave yours unspoken?
and I swear I'm trying
but why does it feel like you're hiding?
am I the only one who's fighting?
don't you know it hurts to stay?
but for some reason the Lord wants me here today
and I don't know what else to do
because I gave everything else up for you

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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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