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Forgiveness MAG

March 16, 2015
By ErinSprocket SILVER, South Orange, New Jersey
ErinSprocket SILVER, South Orange, New Jersey
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Remember when we were young and stupid
even though we’re still young, and stupid
doesn’t even begin to cover it, but
we were more innocent then,
and we wore matching rubber raincoats
slicked with pearls of fog,
our reflections small disturbances
in the surfaces of murky puddles.

Think back to before we were willing
to eat anything green, while being far
from squeamish when it came to plucking
earthworms from the sodden earth
and dropping them as delicately as children can
into red plastic buckets.

I imagine I could see the mischief igniting
in your eyes as you slid one cool,
wriggling form down my shirt.
I ran into the house, screaming,
slamming the door behind me.

You cried, panicking
that in that moment you lost me forever
which in itself seems funny now,
since years have passed, and we have so
much more to forgive each other for
than earthworms on wet afternoons.

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on Apr. 20 2015 at 6:16 pm
crazysockmonkeys SILVER, Boynton Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I think of writing as something more organic than words, something closer to being than action." -Tennessee Williams

You use such perfect imagery here, both to describe the action and the relationship depicted. Great job!

on Apr. 16 2015 at 8:13 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

This is really beautiful, I'm really glad I got to read it. Thanks a lot for writing this!

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 23 2015 at 8:38 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

I have a mischievous sister myself :) This is a beautiful, relate-able poem!

RyanSantiago said...
on Mar. 19 2015 at 7:20 pm
RyanSantiago, Spring, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Easy reading is damn hard writing" -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sounds very truthful, and is relatable. Honest work!