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Memories

Too bad the sun sets too fast,
In the winter leaving no time for walks,
Or snowball fights after school,
Too bad the spring flowers erupt from the ground before anyone notices,
And misses the miracle of survival of a tiny plant lasting all winter,
Too bad summer, like a shooting star, flies by too quick,
Leaving me wanting more of the firefly-catching,
Campfire-sitting nights in the humid air,
Too bad the leaves change brown so suddenly,
Making me wish I had payed attention to them transform,
From green to crimson red, fire orange, or banana yellow,
Too bad the snow melts so immediately,
That sledding only happens once or twice each year,
When the tiny flakes finally cover the grass with a foot thick blanket,
Too bad childhood is gone before you know it,
Leaving me with a feeling of emptiness and loss,
Of those days in the park,
Or biking down the road,
Or picking dandelions for Grandma,
Too bad, just like the seasons, memories only last so long,
And that I can’t remember Grandpa’s face anymore,
Or Mama’s smile,
Or Daddy’s voice,
Too bad imagination has an expiration date,
Too bad.




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faypirate23 said...
May 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm:
this is absolutley amazing u said the words ive been dying to get out life does pass quickly and so does childhood and memories ur a great writer keep writing
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm :
wow thank you so much for all the comments :) i was looking at your profile and saw that this was in your favorites--thank you for all the feedback :)
 
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laughter222 said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm:
I love this!  So many people can relate to it and it's written beautifully!
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm :
thank you so much! i really appreciate you commenting on my work.  glad you liked it:)
 
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jesusfreak17 said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm:
Wow. this is great. I can so relate to it.
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm :
thank you so much for commenting!
 
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abbey92 said...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 9:34 am:
this is really good. i really like it.
 
Kestrel replied...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm :
wow this is really good-i can definatly relate-
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 8:30 pm :
thank you for the comments guys :)
 
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Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm:
Thanks for commenting!
 
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SickImage said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 11:23 am:
Nice Job Lady.
It's Plain Lovely :]
 
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meganiscooler This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 7:50 pm:
Wow, that makes me think. This is amazing, great job! And now I miss summer.. I think that was my favorite part :)
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm :
Me too! Can't wait for all this snow to melt...
 
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Breaker said...
Feb. 27, 2010 at 9:26 am:
Lots of people go through an entire lifetime without realizing all that you just said. Your poems are like beautiful quilts with colorful images woven throughout. Keep writing. I truly believe it is your Gift right from Heaven!
 
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Lola_Sveroski said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 8:45 pm:
Yo, I said it before, and I is gonna repeat myself to make sure I get the point across. You rock, Miss Emily!
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm :
thank you miss lola!!
 
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Britty(: said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 11:28 am:
This is beautiful
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm :
Thank yoU!!
 
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life-as-we-know-it said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm:
I really like the description you used in your poem. It's very realistic and I like that about it. Keep up the good work.
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm :
I appreciate the comment :)
 
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