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Memories

September 22, 2009
By Sarah♥ SILVER, Milford, Connecticut
Sarah♥ SILVER, Milford, Connecticut
7 articles 0 photos 6 comments

The sound of your sneakers slapping against the pavement echoes through the street. I listened to it, committing it to memory, music to my ears. Your eyes glowed with warmth as you looked at me, and I burned the image into my brain. I want to always remember how it felt when you would gently wrap your arms around me, and the smell of the jacket that you draped over my shoulders when it was cold.
I always want to remember the day I got the flu, and then I threw up on your shoes, and I thought you would be mad, but instead you drove me home and brought me chicken soup the next day.
And the day I was trying to write you a poem, but I couldn’t get it to come out right, since there has yet to be a word invented to describe the way I felt about you...(will always feel about you.) And I had my head in my hands, and I was getting really frustrated. I didn’t hear you sneaking up behind me, nor did I notice you quietly reading over my shoulder, and I didn’t even realize you were there until you put your hand on my shoulder. And I turned around. And there were tears in your eyes. And you told me that it was beautiful, and that I was beautiful, and that you’d never want to be with anyone else.
I always want to remember the streaks of gold in your chestnut hair that glinted in the sunlight.
And the time we went to that party, but it was so loud and the people were being obnoxious so we left and went for a walk on the beach instead. The moon was so bright, and the water had a beautiful white glow to it. I’ll probably always remember that you had a nervous look on your face as you skipped a rock, and slowly turned to blurt out “I love you.” And I know I’ll always remember the way I felt when you said that, and how, when I told you I loved you too, I wondered how anyone could be this lucky.
I always want to remember the way you would bite down on your lip when you felt guilty about something.
I don’t really want to remember that fight we had last week. I told you to go away and that I never wanted to see you again, and you said that was fine with you.
Even more than that, I don’t want to remember yesterday, when you were waiting outside of my house as I got home. And I honestly don’t remember exactly what you said to me, but unfortunately I remember what it meant. I remember that you said goodbye, though. And I remember that a single tear rolled down my cheek, and your hand twitched, like you wanted to comfort me, like you used to all the other times that I cried. I remember I thought that maybe you would take it all back and tell me you were sorry and you loved me and that you would always love me. Instead, I remember you turning around and walking away.



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on Feb. 23 2010 at 8:11 pm
the-ampersand PLATINUM, Ogdensbury, New York
32 articles 1 photo 106 comments
ditto. it was excellent. really, ingeniusly (if that's a word), brilliant. =.=

on Feb. 23 2010 at 10:23 am
MyFairyTaleEnding SILVER, Villa Ridge, Missouri
7 articles 0 photos 86 comments
That, was beautiful. Your a very talented writer and I want you to keep on wowing the world with your stories. :)

on Feb. 1 2010 at 1:29 pm
SMiCHEllEB* BRONZE, Dennison, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments
this was seriously great!!

definitely keep writing!

on Dec. 19 2009 at 8:44 pm
EHunt96 PLATINUM, Swampscott, Massachusetts
32 articles 0 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about."

THIS IS BEYOND AMAZING! I cannot even describe to you how much I loved this!!!

Please keep writing...

on Oct. 14 2009 at 9:54 pm
KiraKira PLATINUM, Cardiff By The Sea, California
35 articles 0 photos 217 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all, pity those who live without love -Albus Dumbledore

This is so beautiful. I read it through once and I could feel the tears building up, and when I read it again I started crying. Amazing

on Oct. 14 2009 at 7:03 pm
mellow_melon PLATINUM, Jefferson, Maryland
41 articles 14 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but my the number of moments that take our breath away."

this was just amazing. the feeling from the words were just screaming out from the page...i loved it. and it definitely captured the feeling of being totally in love, and the despair when its over, and u know that it wont go back to the way it was before

Amanda:) said...
on Oct. 14 2009 at 1:38 pm
sarah this is just absolutely amazing! i cant believe u could write this good! well i can believe it but u know what i mean :) but you definitely have a gift. this is amanda from school btw :)

MLKMike BRONZE said...
on Oct. 14 2009 at 12:30 am
MLKMike BRONZE, Golden, Colorado
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Make yourself proud"

I absolutely love this. Fabulous. Just flat fabulous

on Oct. 8 2009 at 12:20 pm
KaraTaylor DIAMOND, Neptune, New Jersey
81 articles 17 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

"experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

"be as you wish to seem."

"it's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not."

oh okay, i also have pictures that are already posted so..

sillygirl said...
on Oct. 7 2009 at 4:53 pm
Maybe I'm not really a big fan of poetry

on Oct. 7 2009 at 4:21 pm
KaraTaylor DIAMOND, Neptune, New Jersey
81 articles 17 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

"experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

"be as you wish to seem."

"it's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not."

i am waiting for my poems to be acccepted so when they are give them a read if you get the chance

sillygirl said...
on Oct. 7 2009 at 1:03 pm
lol I can tell

on Oct. 7 2009 at 12:45 pm
Sarah♥ SILVER, Milford, Connecticut
7 articles 0 photos 6 comments
Thanks you guys :]

on Oct. 7 2009 at 11:57 am
KaraTaylor DIAMOND, Neptune, New Jersey
81 articles 17 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

"experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

"be as you wish to seem."

"it's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not."

i forgot the picture stayed the same,,, im new to this lol.

sillygirl said...
on Oct. 6 2009 at 7:44 pm
Yea I kinda figured lol

on Oct. 6 2009 at 7:35 pm
KaraTaylor DIAMOND, Neptune, New Jersey
81 articles 17 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

"experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

"be as you wish to seem."

"it's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not."

yeah, its not the greatest feeling in the world. (this is still sunshineBbii, i just changed my namee)

sillygirl said...
on Oct. 6 2009 at 7:01 pm
lol Yea I would hate to feel that way I hope when my bf and I break up that we both agree

on Oct. 6 2009 at 12:25 pm
KaraTaylor DIAMOND, Neptune, New Jersey
81 articles 17 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

"experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

"be as you wish to seem."

"it's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not."

are you my unknown twiN? you have captured the feelings of my heart that i could not name. did this happen to you? if not, stop watching my life!! lol this was great. love to see more :)

on Oct. 5 2009 at 12:25 pm
emmatheballerina GOLD, Tacoma, Washington
14 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is not in our greatest glory in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall"
"I use to want the words "she tried" on my tombstone, now I want "she did it"

That was wonderful! I loved it so much. I really want to know what happened to them. Keep writing. You must have a gift!

mickeylover said...
on Oct. 5 2009 at 7:28 am
this was a great poem i would love hear more


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