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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Duckie430 said...
on Dec. 19 2010 at 4:07 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

i like this alot

on Dec. 19 2010 at 1:52 pm
WriteReadSing SILVER, Winterport, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
Best friends is a promise not a label

I like it it has a lot of mystery to it :)

on Nov. 30 2010 at 1:13 pm
massiekur BRONZE, Huntington, West Virginia
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this is my favorite poem from this website. beautiful.

i LOVE "The Incident becomes incidents become 'it happens all the time'"


on Nov. 27 2010 at 10:51 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

Very mysterious. I loved it. Keep on writing!

gargar SILVER said...
on Nov. 27 2010 at 6:14 pm
gargar SILVER, .., New Jersey
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this is amazing! check mine out?

whosayswhat said...
on Nov. 27 2010 at 3:20 pm

*half as well as everyone here

Sorry. The grammar police in me made me do it. ;/


on Nov. 27 2010 at 11:48 am
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

This poem is absolutely incredible. I read the last line maybe five or six times, amazing job. Do us all a favor and KEEP WRITING! You've really inspired me!

quad14 said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 7:42 am
quad14, Shaker Heights, Ohio
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This was a good read..the title really fits the free verse

alexxeo GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 10:05 pm
alexxeo GOLD, Saint Helens, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Absence from the ones we love is self from self-- a deadly banishment." -William Shakespere

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo De Vinci

"Seduce my mind
...and speak those words to the point of
contradiction.
Hypocrisy never seemed so beautiful.
Your lips have it down to an
art. Oh, I know I'm in love with
wordplay.
Speak to me,
'til your lips are numb.
We'll always have pen and paper. " -By Anonymous, Mississauga, Canada

Nice job(: I love the ending... "And lets them read her story."

Beautiful. Keep writing; it'll do everyone a favor:DD

Please read mine(:

"Lunar Metephor"


on Nov. 5 2010 at 9:02 pm
coolkidd21 BRONZE, Waterloo, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Men have called me mad;but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is, or is not the loftiest intelligence-whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound - does not spring from disease of thought- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of general intellect." - Edgar Allan Poe

I definitely appreciated this piece.

on Nov. 5 2010 at 6:34 pm
red-head BRONZE, Belmont, New York
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I read this three times. Thank you. 

SexiiWorm said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 5:12 pm
SexiiWorm, Arlington, Washington
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I love this (: It totally describes how I feel about my past.

on Nov. 5 2010 at 3:18 pm
keannnie BRONZE, Egan, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
you can turn off the sun, but im still gonna shine

wooooah! that is amazing... i wish i could write half as good as everyone on here

on Nov. 5 2010 at 6:56 am
ErisRose DIAMOND, Ashburn, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Omnia vincit amor et nos cedamus amori- Love conquers all let us yield to love
Sweat Dries, Blood Clots, Bones Heal, Suck it up and dance!
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way

This was amazing! I love how this is written, it totally reminds me of how I feel. I would give anything some days to be able to forget everything.

on Oct. 14 2010 at 7:28 pm
Cammie42 SILVER, Canyon Country, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not live for others. Don't even live for yourself. Live so you can just simply live."

woahh this is amazing(: I can really feel your feelings flowing in and out of your words ;D

check out my work? Thanks(: I'm pretty new here and I just want some feedbackk


on Oct. 14 2010 at 6:03 pm
c_taylor BRONZE, Pendleto, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Live, laugh, love

Why do you think this is a terrible poem? What is it about that you dislike so much to call it terrible? I understand someone saying they don't think it's very good but just to be so blunt saying "terrible poem" is way out there.

Berta BRONZE said...
on Oct. 14 2010 at 3:34 pm
Berta BRONZE, Somewhere, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"In riding a horse, we borrow freedom."
Helen Thompson

Well written!  I love it, and it is very touching and has a great meaning.

on Oct. 14 2010 at 1:25 pm
LoneWhiteWolf SILVER, Martin, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"It dosen't matter if you win by a inch or a mile, winning is winning"

Its really good, i like it, and says exactly how i feel day after day

on Oct. 14 2010 at 11:53 am
Tayrodactyl PLATINUM, Palmyra, Indiana
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I wish i had amnesia. oh well, this was rele good, reminds me of how i feel right now.

on Sep. 30 2010 at 3:03 pm
ShenanigansAndMalarkey PLATINUM, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Never stop dreaming, it's what changes the world- Cameron Jon Weisz

wow, I love it.


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