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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.

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shywriter said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 8:14 am:
This is really beautiful. It's so deep. Good job!
 
pearl♥ replied...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 11:42 am :
very deep :) love it!!
♥p
 
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Nicovera said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 5:48 am:
This relates to me in a way no other writing has before. Thank you for having the courage to write this, because I still don't, and it's been 6 years... and you're totally right. It does just become an incident.
Thank you
 
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PurpleMidnight said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm:
Wow, this is pretty good except its pretty vague. Well, you got it published and I do get the meaning so good job <3
 
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<3::wish4wings::<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 9:52 am:
Beautiful <3
 
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nikki:) said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 9:32 am:
past keeps us down,
keeps us up,
keeps us sad,
keeps us moving.
time to reminise.
really good.
 
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iwriteu said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 4:25 am:
Great job. Really meaningful.
 
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Mylifeforpoetry said...
Oct. 5, 2009 at 4:52 pm:
THis is really beautiful
 
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Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm:
Is this about child abuse? It was sad and beautifully written. Great job!
-Blessed Be!
+++ZERO+++
 
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MayaPapaya said...
Aug. 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm:
its great , really deep and meaningful. i love this ! (:
 
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helena94 said...
Aug. 6, 2009 at 2:58 pm:
I like it, because it has a specific viewpoint, but leaves a lot of room for others. Great job ;]
 
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Hollywog. said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 4:49 am:
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
Good work!
 
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His-Bright-Green-Eyes... said...
Jul. 12, 2009 at 4:20 am:
This is really good! Keep it up!!! :)
 
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Lainee said...
Jun. 16, 2009 at 11:27 pm:
Past issues I do not cry over,
But your poem got under
My defences, my walls.
Such soulful heartache brings a slew of memories, not sure I wanted.
That is the power of voice :):
 
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tigeress3 said...
Jun. 3, 2009 at 10:03 pm:
Very deep! The secret meaning is hidden wonderfully!
 
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BeccaBlue826 said...
May 9, 2009 at 4:36 pm:
wow...loved it...good job...xD
 
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Kiana B. said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 9:37 pm:
wow. this is amazing. do us all a favor and keep writing!:)
 
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amanda_ann7 said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm:
What is your poem about? It seems to me to be about a violent incident and then having the coulrage to get your life going again. It was very interesting and maybe you should write a counter poem: like a person who has never felt hurt and therefore lags behind in emotional development. Good Job!
 
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d3nyM3nOt said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 5:41 pm:
this relates to me more than you will ever know.it brought tears to my eyes and it try not to cry over the past anymore but anyway i really enjoyed that.
 
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beddastella2@aim.com said...
Apr. 18, 2009 at 7:38 am:
wow
 
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