Wishing for Amnesia MAG

April 7, 2008
By Mona Daniella Haddad, New York, NY

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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Lainee said...
on 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 :):

on Jun. 3 2009 at 10:03 pm
tigeress3 PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
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Very deep! The secret meaning is hidden wonderfully!

on May. 9 2009 at 4:36 pm
GreenWriter826 PLATINUM, McAllen, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
''Their fruits like honey to the throat
But poison in the blood'' - Christina Georgina Rossetti "Goblin Market"

wow...loved it...good job...xD

on Apr. 23 2009 at 9:37 pm
KianaPearl:] BRONZE, Alto, Texas
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wow. this is amazing. do us all a favor and keep writing!:)

on Apr. 23 2009 at 6:26 pm
amanda_ann7 BRONZE, Edinburg, Virginia
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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!

on Apr. 23 2009 at 5:41 pm
d3nyM3nOt BRONZE, Birmingham, Alabama
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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.

on Apr. 18 2009 at 7:38 am
beddastella2@aim.com GOLD, N. Massaspequa, New York
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wow

KGS95 SILVER said...
on Apr. 14 2009 at 12:59 pm
KGS95 SILVER, Waynesboro, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
things do not change, we do.

this is really good ND RELATES To ME IN MY OWN WAY....iloved it aND COMPLETELY undertood.

on Apr. 14 2009 at 12:28 pm
explicit1 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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it was a good frame of a poem but i would have liked a little more substance! but other than that it was good ;)

on Apr. 6 2009 at 4:08 pm
Roxy.Ridr SILVER, Portsmouth, Other
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More like a story - I love it :) - reading it with not a way of knowing if what your thinking about the poem is true...something to think about.

on Apr. 5 2009 at 5:25 am
angeleyes1995 BRONZE, New York, New York
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This was good but plese tell me what u r talking about

~ angeleyes

Devin103 said...
on Mar. 31 2009 at 10:08 pm
This is an very awsome poem i love it keep up the good work

on Mar. 23 2009 at 10:03 pm
(=amanda=) GOLD, Somerset, Ohio
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WoW. loved it =)

on Mar. 17 2009 at 12:41 pm
LusciousKitten SILVER, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Writing is my LIFE, Life is my INSPIRATION

This is amazing omg i love it i love the way u put ur words itz great good work

on Mar. 1 2009 at 7:00 am
xxBrittanyxx BRONZE, Hamilton, Other
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that is a very good poem .... i really like it and congadulations on getting it published :)

on Feb. 18 2009 at 1:58 am
SaveThEmpty SILVER, Rathbun, Iowa
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looovve it!

Grandtorino said...
on Feb. 17 2009 at 12:10 am
I don't know why some people don't understand this poem.. but i guess not everyone can understand everything they read... but this was really could i completely understood what you were saying... beautifully written :)

on Feb. 16 2009 at 7:42 pm
Writergurl1009 SILVER, Orangeburg, South Carolina
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THIS IS A GREAT POEM BUT I DO NOT GET IT.. I FOUND IT HARD TO UNDERSTAND IT. I READ IT OVER 6 TIMES AND I STILL HAVE NO IDEA. YOU MAY THINK IM STUPID BUT I JUST CAN'T UNDRSTAND IT PLEASE READ MY POETRY AND SEE IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND

on Jan. 14 2009 at 1:28 pm
greattttt :)

madberry said...
on Dec. 15 2008 at 3:15 pm
I really appreciate this poem. It expresses exactly the way I felt as a young child.


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