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

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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.

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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shapeshifter56 said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 12:17 am
WOW! This is such a wonderful, beautiful, fantastic poem! Keep up the great work!
 
RanaHewezi1998 said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm
 that was creative!
 
peartree18 said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm
i loved the last stanza. it was my favorite
 
crazy-ashbobash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

beautiful! i really like the second and third stanzas! keep writing!

 

 
freeflow23 said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm
The first stanza was my favorite. I think you both started and ended the poem well.
 
SuperSami97 said...
May 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm
This is very good.  I love how you used parallelism with the way you started your stanzas.  Maybe there is a better title that incorporates more of your actual poem.  A phrase from the last stanza could be a great title.
 
AngelAaliyah said...
May 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm
Woww, this is amazingg.!
 
kat95 said...
May 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm

fantastic

 

 
Speedyloris said...
Apr. 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm
This is fantastic! Keep writing.
 
Chloe H. said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm
I love how you wrote this poem it shows your true colors
 
daina1234 said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 11:41 am
i really like this i think you wrote this from the heart very good
 
laaauren This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 7:38 am
this was so beautiful. amazing work.
 
kag1787 said...
Mar. 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm
absolutely fantastic
 
PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm
this made my heart ache<3 gorgeous
 
Sweetbeanie said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm
One word. BEAUTIFUL!
 
art.girl2424 said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 10:08 am
This is poem is AMAZING !!! There are simply no words to describe how good it is !! Deserves 10 stars :)
 
RozaB said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm
Beautiful. 
 
Lilyluna said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 6:31 pm
This is, truly, a beautiful work of art. You obviously reached deep down inside to write this and it shows in every line. Keep it up and keep posting your work, because I really enjoyed reading this one.
 
BigJoe92 said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 11:59 am
The author of this poem reached down deep into her soul and used every ounce of passion and heart that they had to express their feelings. Truly a magnificent piece!
 
POET_MAN said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 9:32 am
this is very good its sad but so good awsome job
 
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