Wishing for Amnesia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Memories marred by the attempts to delete them,
She doesn’t know what really happened anymore.
The Incident becomes incidents become “it happens all the time.”
Now all she knows
Is that it happens all the time.

Denial becomes excuses becomes I’m sorrys and
“What do you want me to do?”
It’s too late. She’s already afraid.

Afraid to be pitied,
She clutches her teddy bear, swallows her tears
And allows them to read her a story.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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elisenicolle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 21, 2015 at 3:00 am
SweetThing said...
Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm
i wish there was an authors comment to really allow readers to understand
tstegman replied...
Apr. 21, 2015 at 10:15 pm
A magician shouldn't reveal their secrets :)
Zithia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Very good.  Good title.  Consider removing the line "Is that it happens all the time" it is a repeat of what is already been said and the repetition doesn't add much  and isn't a theme throughout so it is not necessary.  I love the flow of this and the format of each stanza.
day_dreamer_ said...
Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:52 am
Very deep, yet subtle and simple. <3
ThePoetWhoDidntKnowItThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm
I agree with day_dreamer. It's deep and emotional, yet short and simple.
Cwatsonbtvs said...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 11:17 am
I think everyone can relate to this. Keep on writing. You have a gift.
Indilove said...
May 8, 2012 at 7:33 am

So relatable you did amazing with this piece I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff. this is really touching and just all around I loved it. If you can, take a look at some of my work please:)

Great job never stop writing!!!

Jaycee92 said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 9:36 am
Very touching. I feel for you. <3 :)
Blue-Smoke said...
Apr. 18, 2012 at 11:24 am
xximjustmexx said...
Mar. 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

wow. i can personally relate this... you put into words my exact thoughts.


Lindsey R. said...
Mar. 3, 2012 at 7:52 am
This poem touched me personally, and I love poems that do that. Your writing is honest and simply beautiful.
Doves_and_Ravens said...
Feb. 20, 2012 at 10:45 am
Wonderful. It feels like you captured a little part of me in this poem.
Fia-fia said...
Jan. 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Wow.... so clear and brilliant. This is great! Not quite amnesia, but something in between. ironically, prob most people r such but no one recognizes or accepts. Fantastic! Thank you! :)
idc-wat-they-think said...
Jan. 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm
wow i hav gone through this this is excellent u have a gift never give it up
Pizefighter said...
Dec. 31, 2011 at 11:14 pm
First though: Has she been spying on me!? Second thought: I think I'm going to cry now. If you can think of word that means painfully beautiful I will use it to describe this work of art.
vazenitran98 said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Touched me somewhere deep inside.
pencilchick said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Very deep!!!
shapeshifter56 said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm
This is great and very deep. I was wondering...is it the girl's parents that she's so afraid of? Anyways, great job!
belieber said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 6:42 pm
this was really impressive the way your creativity flowed!
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