I Don't Remember MAG

December 30, 2010
By hlynn1020 BRONZE, Bridgeton, New Jersey
hlynn1020 BRONZE, Bridgeton, New Jersey
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“Remember the house on Institute Place?”
My brother says.
They remember, but I do not.
There's a wall between us that took
Ten years to build.
I try to knock it down but my feminine body is not strong enough.

“Remember how Great Grandmom Ruby had you search for her rings when you were young?”
My father says.
They remember, but I do not.
Ruby was delusional by that point.
Funny, we actually have something in common –
Not remembering
Though she'll never know it

“Your grandmother loved her grandchildren very much”
My mother says.
They remember, but I do not.
I wouldn't know her love.
For when I existed, her hands were bent,
her body worn, and she could not possibly function normally.

“You would have loved the house on Institute Place.”
“You would have loved Great Grandmom Ruby – you're feisty like her.”
“You would have loved our grandmother when she wasn't sick.”
No.
I wouldn't have.
Not the same love you have.
I wasn't given the chance.
I don't remember
So the ten-year wall remains.



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on Oct. 28 2011 at 12:55 pm
hlynn1020 BRONZE, Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

K.roe said...
on Feb. 8 2011 at 10:55 am
K.roe, Easley, South Carolina
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This is such an amazing poem. It's almost like you knew me and my life when you were writing this. I use to live in a house that I don't remember at all.  All my brothers and both my parents talk about it and how great it was living there, but I don't remember anything about it. This is great..very well written. Great Job!

on Jan. 2 2011 at 3:23 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

This is really good and is feeled with a lot of emotion! Great job getting published!! If you get the chance could you look at my story Zeus the Lover of Malclai (that is published on this website) And commnet and rate it?? It would be greatly appreciated! THANKS! :) :)


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