sometimes i remember MAG

November 18, 2008
By Holly McDede, South Plainfield, NJ

sometimes i remember
dr. seuss books that declared
with such certainty
that individuality was
all that mattered

bible verses that explained
why we would be going to hell
if we didn’t pick up the pace

looking through mousetraps
and crossing our fingers
as we prayed:

don’t die, little guy,
don’t die, don’t die.

now,
on an apple-juice stained sofa
i watch smoke leave
a sagging body in a gray sweatshirt directly
through the nose
and i wonder if this is what
dr. seuss meant all those years ago about
nonsense waking up the brain cells.

and i’m thinking,
i shouldn’t let you do this.

but then again,
i am such a hypocrite.

sometimes i remember
sunday school priests
and how they would describe
heaven as this place where
you love god
so passionately that
it is enough
and it is enough
and it is enough.

so maybe if i could believe in
boys in the ripped jeans
and gray hoodies
enough to make them gods
i could make this world
heaven and i could tie-dye
my past blue and green
and it would serve as earth.

sometimes i remember god,
and sometimes he remembers me.

but i always seem to
remember you.



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GaelicC said...
on Oct. 25 2010 at 8:59 am
GaelicC, Longford, Other
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Favorite Quote:
No -Rosa Parks

Oh no actually you didn't, oops, never mind!!!!!!!!!

GaelicC said...
on Oct. 25 2010 at 8:54 am
GaelicC, Longford, Other
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Favorite Quote:
No -Rosa Parks

Great job! Really long and really good poem. I enjoyed it. Thanks very much for commenting on my work! ! !

on Oct. 3 2010 at 4:54 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

AMAZING! :) I love this poem!

on Oct. 3 2010 at 4:01 pm
bethy4916 BRONZE, Paonia, Colorado
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I love it. It's beautiful... so serene.

on Aug. 30 2010 at 9:09 pm
DannyKid33 PLATINUM, Pleasant Hill, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't ever let the media tell you what to look like. You're beautiful the way you are. Stay beautiful, keep it ugly." - Gerard Way.

amazing-absolutely amazing. this poem is so good!! keep writing 

lollykiki12 said...
on Aug. 30 2010 at 6:33 pm
lollykiki12, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
living life to the fullest

i love it its so reall and out htere your good u have real talent

on Aug. 25 2010 at 9:42 am
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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Woah. This poem is amazing!!

on Aug. 20 2010 at 8:23 pm
cupcake420 BRONZE, Hdj, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
THe best thing you can do for the person you love is to let them go .. and if they come back then you know i was ment to be :)

this hole poem i can relate to .. it just makes you feel like when we were kids that every thing was so inncent but when we go grow up we see just how big this world is ...

on Jul. 29 2010 at 6:17 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

I really like the 3rd to last stanza... and i can definitely relate to knowing someone who smokes... its so hard to help someone who knows all the risks and still commits to it... Read some of mine?

on Jul. 26 2010 at 10:26 pm
choirchic101 SILVER, Norwalk, California
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Favorite Quote:
in order for God to use all of you you have to be completely broken

It was good. I liked it

on Jul. 7 2010 at 1:36 pm
you should work on your grammar and puctuation...it was hard to understand but once i thought about it i realized its not bad

on Jun. 25 2010 at 12:18 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

oh my gosh that was sooo good. wow. it gave me goosebumps(;

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Jun. 3 2010 at 1:54 pm
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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that was incredible. simple as that. and i love it.

brightlights said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:50 pm
brightlights, Foxboro, Massachusetts
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This was amazing. I love how much passion is put into this poem and how it just pulls at your heart-strings. Very good job :)

on May. 17 2010 at 2:30 pm
StormyxD SILVER, Winter Park, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Late at night my mind would come alive with voices and stories and friends as dear to me as any in the real world. I gave myself up to it, longing for transformation." - Jo March, Little Women

this poem kicks butt.

on May. 16 2010 at 8:34 pm
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."

Wow. this was wonderful. I can really rate. Sometimes it's hard to follow God. Hence my poem, "What Would Jesus Do?" But I know where you're coming from. Keep up the amazing work!

Metree SILVER said...
on May. 12 2010 at 10:02 am
Metree SILVER, Machipongo, Virginia
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This poem is sooo good!! Starts off with innocent childhood then makes its way into the raw reality of the real word- fantastic job

on May. 2 2010 at 12:33 pm
Ms.Understood, Laramie, Wyoming
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i completely agree with choirchic just think about it...loved this poem though very passionate

 


on Apr. 20 2010 at 11:27 pm
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

This is utterly amazing. It's so deep and passionate.

on Apr. 9 2010 at 1:58 am
mcpanicfanic SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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i dont normally comment. but i have to on this poem. it is so amazing. such emotion in the writing. truly inspiring.


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