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February 5, 2009
By hello.peaches PLATINUM, Greenfield, Massachusetts
hello.peaches PLATINUM, Greenfield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"i don't love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: i love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul."
-Pablo Neruda


my mother is beautiful
like antique metal
and dusty engagement rings.
i look in her tarnished silver
hand mirror
and try to turn my face
in search of resemblance,
but the glass
is freckled with age
and i have mascara runs on my cheeks
so i put it facedown again
and draw a smile on its dusty back
instead.

wind chimes sound outside
as my fingertips brush her earrings
and necklaces,
remember times
when i'd sit on her bed
and choose jewels for her to wear
while sipping warm milk
from a covered cup.

there's a watercolor hung
over a crack in the off-white wall
of a flower vase i did in fifth grade.
i still taste the pride
as i stare at it now
while fingering my mother's dark-gold
engagement ring
adorned with a sapphire framed by diamonds
she refuses to have it resized
(i would too.)



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on Apr. 12 2012 at 5:53 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

This is nostalgic in a way~ A mother-daughter memory that can't be touched.

on Aug. 5 2010 at 11:18 am
MelanieLouise PLATINUM, Plymouth, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

great imagery. awsome job. keep writing, Mel :)

on Apr. 20 2010 at 9:43 am
thelastclarissa GOLD, Worcester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. "

I love the way you write.

on Feb. 10 2010 at 4:34 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is very beautiful. Amazing actually. you are a great writer.

on Jan. 19 2010 at 7:49 pm
EricaJo PLATINUM, Lexington, Illinois
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i love this! itsgreat at painting a picture without shoving huge words in here just because.


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