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Memories MAG

December 17, 2008
By AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
We choose the love we think we deserve ~The Perks

And I remember she wouldn’t wake up.
Her lips were mushed together in a
Horrible shade of red
They buried my mother in a white dress
And red lips.
And she couldn’t see.
Where are your glasses, Mommy?
And still at sixteen I bring them to my face
And peer through the distorted murky lenses
To see what she saw
Maybe one day …
And I remember it hitting me
Like it does every day
When I hear them all talk and complain about their
“Horrible” mothers
What’s it like to have a mother
I’d give anything to know,
Or at least for them to know how lucky they are.
They know.
And I remember she wouldn’t sit up
And I dreamed of a stuffing machine because
Someone whispered by my ear she was
Cut in half and stuffed
And it made no sense
And still at sixteen I wonder
What happened to my mother?
And I remember her faintly
She doesn’t even smile in my dreams anymore
And I wonder if she’ll ever be proud of me
If she’d ever approve of me
And who I’ve become
The things I’ve seen
The things I’ve done
And I remember her singing
Though I can’t hear her voice
The only happy Christmas I hold on to
Every year
Maybe one day it’ll come back
I used to think
Maybe one day she’d come back
And still at sixteen I hope
Maybe one day she’ll come back …
And I remember she wouldn’t wake up
Not even to say good-bye.

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on Apr. 12 2017 at 1:02 pm
Isabell_Pilarski BRONZE, Brown City, Michigan
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Love it.It's amazing

on Apr. 7 2017 at 4:44 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Woah I love it. So emotional and perfect, especially the lines about her glasses

on Dec. 8 2016 at 1:28 pm
Jenifer_cornejo SILVER, Sacramento, California
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wow this is really great you used very good description ,imagery , very good hook and ending.

on Oct. 13 2016 at 11:08 pm
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Ebony.A BRONZE said...
on Oct. 13 2016 at 11:08 pm
Ebony.A BRONZE, Central Coast, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Whatever floats your boat.

This is very emotional and deep. I love the feels it gives me.

on Oct. 13 2016 at 11:06 pm
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on Oct. 13 2016 at 11:06 pm
ChelseaRowley, New South Wales, Other
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so many emotions in one poem omg cant handle it!xxx

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on Oct. 13 2016 at 10:53 pm
that is very deep and personal. thank you or sharing. that was a great poem

on Aug. 5 2016 at 12:29 pm
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
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So much emotion is here. It's mazing how you can take such a sad memory, and put it into your readers head. It's almost like we live within the plot as we read the poem. Amazing job.

on May. 27 2016 at 10:51 pm
DebbieCupcake GOLD, Willimantic, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
Live Long Love Life

This is very good. I love it. I could really feel your emotion. Great work

on Mar. 15 2016 at 7:42 pm
IndigoWaltz PLATINUM, Newport Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A witty quote proves nothing"

Great work! Far better than #1 you deserve that placement.

on Jan. 8 2016 at 11:04 pm
ScarletBaka BRONZE, Tempe, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
I may not be perfect, but at least I'm original.


on Dec. 29 2015 at 9:41 pm
Eric.X PLATINUM, Mason, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot from striking." - William B. Yeats

Reading this was heartwrenching. I've never lost someone that close to me before, but this impacted me very emotionally. You're very talented at this, good job!

on Dec. 13 2015 at 2:18 pm
ImaginationIsImportant SILVER, Mumbai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I have two favorite quotes:
'Remember it's just a bad day, not a bad life.'
'We were born to be real, not perfect.'

Sometimes I wonder why bad things happen to good people. I wonder why our loved ones have to leave us, without a goodbye..or without a hug or a smile. and I felt this way when my gramma passed away, 3 months ago. She was like my second mum, but I cant even imagine what it would be like to lose the person who gave birth to me. I'm sorry for your loss. And you're a really talented writer...your mom would be proud of you :)

on Nov. 19 2015 at 11:52 am
Trench_Coat BRONZE, PERU, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Promise me you'll survive.
That you won't give up,
no matter what happens,
no matter how hopeless"- Titanic

Sometimes I wonder why someone has to leave. I couldn't understand. Relating to this I still feel like I'm in disbelief. You are talented

on Nov. 18 2015 at 11:03 pm
writer-violist DIAMOND, Jenks, Oklahoma
63 articles 4 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Awesome! Very talented writer!! :) Please keep writing and God bless! :-)

on Nov. 6 2015 at 9:30 am
jvseph.h BRONZE, Plaquemine, LA, Louisiana
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your poem "Memories" reminds me of my grandpa's death. It basically sums up my grandpa's death. i said the same thing "what happen too my mother?" except I said what happen to my grandpa?

on Nov. 4 2015 at 12:59 pm
raleighr BRONZE, Plaq, Louisiana
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The poem "Memories" reminds me of the time my grandfather died. “And I remember it hitting me” the day he passed. I as well cherish these moments and could not agree more.

on Oct. 27 2015 at 6:05 am
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All hair stood up while I read your sorry for your loss but stay strong and keep writing as you have that talent... all the best and goodluck!!!:)

on Sep. 13 2015 at 1:23 am
Katyaini SILVER, Greater Noida, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a chocolate covered chilly....

Some succeed because they're destined to;
Most succeed because they're determined too

I totally agree with @Summerstar.I know this loss can never be lightened, but the truth is that you'll find a remnant of her in your every action. Keep Writing.