To Remember

April 23, 2013
By candlelightwriter GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
candlelightwriter GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be"-- J.K. Rowling.


I hope you don’t remember some of the things I’ve said, because I’d rather they not be remembered.

I hope you don’t remember what I looked like in my starched white dress, ribbons in my hair, and arms outstretched, because I’d rather that day not be remembered.

I hope you don’t remember all the summer evenings chasing fireflies and all the nights filled with stars and shadow puppets against white tent flaps, because I’d rather they not be remembered.

I hope you don’t remember the day by the lake when you taught me how to skip stones and the sky was the color of aquamarine, because I’d rather it not be remembered.

I hope you don’t remember what my laugh sounds like, and how you compared it to wind chimes once, because I’d rather that sound not be remembered.

I hope you don’t remember the snowman we made once or the hot chocolate mustache you were laughing too hard to wipe away, for I’d rather that winter not be remembered.

I hope you don’t remember the summer storm in which my tears mingled with the rain. I hope you don’t remember how we stood there in the downpour, my face buried in your shoulder, for I’d rather it not be remembered.

I hope you burn the note I left you, because I’d rather my words not be remembered. And maybe that way, I will fade out of memory. Out of mind. And this will ease the parting blow. I’d rather you forget my name. My face. My laugh. My eyes. My secrets. My words. My hopes. My promises. My fears. My dreams. So maybe the emptiness in your heart, once filled with me, can heal this hurt you’re feeling.

I hope you forget everything about me, so maybe…I can forget about you.



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on May. 31 2013 at 7:05 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Ha ha!! Nice! Using my own work to provide a smile in return! 

on May. 31 2013 at 11:27 am
candlelightwriter GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
16 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be"-- J.K. Rowling.

Thank you so much. That means a lot. This gave me a huge smile. (A smile, not a grin ;) Thanks for your support!

on May. 31 2013 at 12:34 am
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

OH MY GOD!! This is the best poem that I have read on here I think because I could feel the emotions throughout this whole poem!! This is the most amazing thing that I think that I have ever read on this site!! I had my friends read it and they nearly cried (well when actually did). Great job, great job!

on May. 3 2013 at 6:26 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

its saddening how true this is, great job candlelightwriter:)


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