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Never Again

February 26, 2010
By writergirl13 GOLD, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
writergirl13 GOLD, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
11 articles 8 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce


Never again shall he breathe in his favorite scents, his mother’s cooking, the smell that clings in the air after it rains.
Never again shall he savor his favorite tastes, his mother’s cooking, the taste that clings in the air after it rains.
Never again shall he see his favorite sights, his mother’s cooking, the way everything looks so splendidly clean after it rains.
Never again shall he hear his favorite sounds, his mother’s cooking the sound of only water drops as it rains.
Never again shall he touch his favorite objects, warmth, water, his favorite sweater, his favorite book, a spring leaf, his family, his mother’s cooking, the water that just rained down on the ground.
Never again shall he consider anything, remember his favorite thoughts and moments, his mother’s cooking, everything about the rain that just fell.

But he will always be remembered, never forgotten, always loved and missed.

In loving memory of my nephew- who- is- a- year- older- than- me, Denise.


The author's comments:
My family member died on the 23rd, we don't know why or how. I wasn't particularly close to him, but I was still moved and ffelt I had to do a freewrite about the unfortunate event.

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on Apr. 25 2010 at 5:59 pm
Basketball4everr GOLD, Smithtown, New York
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments
this is good- sweet and filled with raw emotions that people can probley relate too- good job

on Apr. 19 2010 at 9:18 pm
beautifulpeople SILVER, Houston, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want to do but be ready for the consequences."

Beautiful! Absolutely moving(:

on Apr. 7 2010 at 7:55 pm
writergirl13 GOLD, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
11 articles 8 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce

Thank you!

on Apr. 7 2010 at 7:49 pm
AMCLRIDCA PLATINUM, CDA, Idaho
31 articles 2 photos 226 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away.

Its a great poem... Im sorry for your loss...

on Mar. 26 2010 at 10:01 pm
writergirl13 GOLD, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
11 articles 8 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce

Thanks! It's a true story, but we weren't particularly close or anything. I just felt inspired so I tried to do a freewrite about it. It's great to get feedback because I only have a few pieces on TeenInk, and it's AWESOME to get comments and responses!

Nala96 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 23 2010 at 9:34 pm
Nala96 BRONZE, Ceres, California
2 articles 1 photo 30 comments
Wow! I really like your piece! Is this a true story? if it is, im sorry for your loss:(

on Mar. 13 2010 at 10:38 am
writergirl13 GOLD, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
11 articles 8 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce

Thanks!! I just felt that "his mother's cooking" was a good way to symbolize the fact that he had a very caring family. But I welcome criticism! :)

on Mar. 13 2010 at 9:35 am
alchive PLATINUM, Fort Worth, Texas
38 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
The best cure for writer's block is...to write

I really like it- i could feel the emotions in the words. "his mother's cooking" was a little repetitive, but if you felt like you needed it, then make it your style- i've found that's important- mastering your own style.


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