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Wishing for Amnesia MAG

April 7, 2008
By Anonymous

Memories marred by the attempts to delete them,
She doesn’t know what really happened anymore.
The Incident becomes incidents become “it happens all the time.”
Now all she knows
Is that it happens all the time.

Denial becomes excuses becomes I’m sorrys and
“What do you want me to do?”
It’s too late. She’s already afraid.

Afraid to be pitied,
She clutches her teddy bear, swallows her tears
And allows them to read her a story.

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on Sep. 22 2010 at 9:26 pm
Anomonous BRONZE, Iowa City, Iowa
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i didn't exacty get it either

on Sep. 22 2010 at 9:25 pm
Anomonous BRONZE, Iowa City, Iowa
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AWWWW! sweet! amazing. touches me.

on Sep. 22 2010 at 7:46 pm
Aristine BRONZE, Coppell, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - Scott F. Fitzgerald

I love the way you ended this. It feels so nostalgic.

on Sep. 22 2010 at 5:50 pm
LunaWingsFlyAway GOLD, Farmingdale, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"And neither the angels in heaven above,Nor the demons down under the sea,Can ever dissever my soul from the soul of the beautiful Annabel Lee
...Of my darling-my darling-my life and my bride.In the sepulchre there by the sea."

-Edgar Allen Poe

i agree....i love the ambiguity of the poem...it leaves alot of possibilities but the message of vulnerability speaks to all

on Sep. 22 2010 at 5:22 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2206 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

This is so sweet, it really evokes vulnerability for me. I love the line "She clutches her teddybear, swallows the tears" It's beautiful, and vulnerable, and creates a strong mental image.

Thanks for sharing this :)

on Sep. 22 2010 at 4:52 pm
silence-is-loud GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:

its really good, but u lost me at the end. what is that supposed to mean?

on Sep. 22 2010 at 2:51 pm
beautifulworld SILVER, Memphis, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
What's the point i wearing my favorite rocket ship underpants if no one asks to see them? -Calvin and Hobbes

i think that's the point. by now stating what the incident was exactly, it leaves it open to be interpreted

on Sep. 22 2010 at 11:34 am
MickeyDee BRONZE, Moravia, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I really like it because no matter the problems in your life everyone can relate to this peice of work... i think it is wonderful

J.Dawson GOLD said...
on Sep. 22 2010 at 11:18 am
J.Dawson GOLD, Connersville, Indiana
11 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you. You hurt me again and again, but I love you"-Reality Bites

The first two paragraphs were really good. It seem though that you lost alot of people at the end.

ilikepoatry4 said...
on Sep. 22 2010 at 11:16 am
i agree with i like poetry3

on Sep. 22 2010 at 11:12 am
terrible poem

on Sep. 22 2010 at 9:26 am
SyddTheKidd GOLD, Louisville, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There remains a conflict between past pain and future desire, but pain is swallowed by desire."

That was really good. I like the fact that we don't know what the meaning is because it leaves it open for the reader to relate in many different struggles

hrf1434 GOLD said...
on Aug. 31 2010 at 9:20 pm
hrf1434 GOLD, Collierville, Tennessee
10 articles 4 photos 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

What the heck was that about

on Aug. 31 2010 at 1:46 pm
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

wow amazing. it keeeps u guessing. so beautiful

on Aug. 24 2010 at 12:09 pm
Victory_Of_The_People SILVER, Haverhill, Massachusetts
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not

I suppose your right, but all the same. the reactions people have all depends on how you word your opinion, and from my point of view the wording was openly insulting the poem and, in extent, the poet.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:06 pm
sunrise_faerie GOLD, Fredericksburg, Virginia
11 articles 3 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
things are only as dark as you make them.
there is always beauty in every situation. look for it and you will see.
smile; sometimes it's all that will keep you from crying.

i loved the poem. simple, complicated, deep, thoughtful... just great : )

on Aug. 9 2010 at 4:45 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
14 articles 1 photo 278 comments

Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

this is another one of those poems that you should read over and over again to get the meaning.  the type of poems that you would read over and over again obligingly.  i like it.  but i still dont know what the "incident" was...

on Aug. 9 2010 at 2:45 pm
Natherine PLATINUM, Lawrence, Massachusetts
33 articles 4 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"everything happens for a a reason "

Honestly i think this is a good poem nd the thought behind it makes mee think it could have been better but thats just my opinion. i hope yuh keep writing because with every stroke of the pen your writing will grow. :)

on Aug. 9 2010 at 1:18 pm
KirstynAlexandra PLATINUM, Baltimore, Maryland
24 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"I\'m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can\'t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don\'t deserve me at my best.\"
— Marilyn Monroe

Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Albert Einstein

i think that the concept of this poem is very thought out and real. although, i feel that it is a little cold and emotionless. of course, the subject of abuse is very cold, but you could've put more emotion into your poem. i think that you thought a little too hard about the poem and didnt really let the words flow easily from your heart. that's what poetry is; it's supposed to come from your heart. but, i do think that the complexity of it is nice.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 2:29 am
Future_author SILVER, Baltimore, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Some secrets can hurt, but sometimes they keep you safe, but all secrets are found out sooner or later.

I'm going to tell the truth. I never liked poetry. It has to be really nice for me to read one. and I got to say, I loved this.