March 9, 2011
By Anonymous

That pale little hand being led to the bedroom
Those corduroy jeans being tossed to the floor
That innocent smile as he leans in to kiss her
The green of her eyes as they lay down for more
The very same eyes I caught reading Harry Potter past their bedtime.

Those bouncy red curls flattened against the bedspread
Twisted and tangled and coated in gel
Those delicate hands exploring his body
Those tiny girl’s hands, that I knew so well
The very same that shook me awake year after year on Christmas morning.

What happened to the little princess?
The cross country runner?
The sweet baby girl?

The science fair champion:
Arching her back and closing her eyes
gasping and panting and
pulling him closer
To the body I held in the hospital.

The clumsy ballerina:
Being rocked back and forth
Going limp with pleasure
Sighing satisfied
With the voice that asked me for a later bed time.

My rosy cheeked child who loved musical theatre
and wore purple sweaters
is gone.

The author's comments:
A few weeks ago my best friend and I were sitting at her kitchen table just like we do every Tuesday after school and before play practice. Out of nowhere her mother burst into the kitchen holding the bottle of birth control pills that my friend had been taking behind her back. She didn't yell at my friend for hiding the fact that she'd been having sex from her, nor did she break into tears. She just stared at her daughter for the longest time with this penetrating expression on her face. For days it haunted me it was confused, wounded--indescribable. The pain I found in her eyes was my inspired this poem.

Note: The poem is entitled 'Angela' after the woman who's face inspired me. This name has been changed to protect her identity, and that of my friend.

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on Nov. 8 2011 at 2:45 pm
Gracious PLATINUM, Go Away, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"life sucks and then you die, yeah, i should be so lucky"

-Jacob, Twilight

I’m still that girl who falls when she runs, Getting back up, because falling is fun.

Did you really think no one would notice that that's YOUR work. Dont lie to us, child.

chris0911 said...
on Nov. 8 2011 at 8:22 am
chris0911, Lawton, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
The wild honey suckle, "Smit with those charms, they must decay/I greive to see your future doom/ they decay-nor were those flowers more gay/the flower that did eden bloom."

i really like this! but u wanna know a really good poem? check out old dusty flag! its an amazing poem

on Nov. 8 2011 at 5:29 am
kingofwriters BRONZE, DeWitt, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King

I love books, and I love technology, but I don't want to see the latter overwhelm the former. I just think books are meant to be pages you turn, not screens you scroll through.

Wow, you put a lot of emotion into this poem. I liked how you described the girl and everything she did, and it just adds to the emotion.

You did a great job with this poem! Keep it up! :)

on Nov. 4 2011 at 8:52 pm
RaveFire PLATINUM, Vancouver, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes You Have To Give Up Your Life To Save It." ~some book that i don't remember the name of

"Live Life Like There's No Yesterday" ~ random billboard

"If No One Can Hurt You, Then Nobody Loves You" ` ~ Kerli? simply amazing! it does make me wonder how old you are though. my gosh that was amazing.

_Jenna BRONZE said...
on Nov. 4 2011 at 10:14 am
_Jenna BRONZE, Swampscott, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:


This is beautiful. You really made me feel what a mother who find out her teen girl is sexually active probably feels like. I'd love to see more of your work!! :]

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on Nov. 4 2011 at 8:10 am
Afra- SILVER, Colombo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Even when the sun sets the moon will rise.

Oh my gosh, that actually made me tear. You can just imagine what the mother was feeling, it's so unbeleivable how wonderfully youc aught the mother's emotions. =(

on Oct. 31 2011 at 10:34 pm
JoshMac PLATINUM, Rifle, Colorado
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Gorgeous. I keep coming across so many great poems here, and I'm moved with every new one. Thanks for being a part of that. I hope maybe some day I can join you in providing that feeling. In the meantime, this was wonderful.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 22 2011 at 10:48 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

This is good, and as a teenage girl I can relate to watching people that I grew up with turn into new entities entirely. I think lots of people can. If anyone has time, could they please check out my work?

on Oct. 17 2011 at 9:07 pm
Rainbow_Monkey BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Listen with your ear. Speak without forming words. Language turns against itself and is likely to cause injury."

Oh my gosh.
I read this a few hours ago and still have goosebumps. I've forwarded it to all my friends.

on Oct. 17 2011 at 4:04 pm
LarztheSquirrel BRONZE, Rolla, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

Wow amazing poem very powerful

no wonder its rated the best

check out my piece if you have a

chance thnxs!!!

tngurl1 said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 4:03 pm
tngurl1, Tomball, Texas
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that was an inspiring poem. its poems like this who make people relize that everything in life isn't perfect. nice job

sumleng GOLD said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 4:01 pm
sumleng GOLD, Wayne, New Jersey
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I think one word says it all: wow.

irishlass317 said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 3:46 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

WOW. This is a wonderful poem about a very real topic! I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

on Oct. 17 2011 at 6:30 am
SophieG. SILVER, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
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This was really good! PLEASE check out my work if you have a chance!!!

on Oct. 17 2011 at 1:33 am
Greenpaw BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Wow, it's like a beautifully depressing story. I loved it, can anyone check out my poetry is they have a chance?

on Oct. 6 2011 at 10:16 am
heather_marie PLATINUM, Deshler, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
\\\"Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control

omg ur imaculate gave me goose bumps this is my favorite piece ever!!!!

on Sep. 25 2011 at 8:42 pm
Leapdaybaby212 GOLD, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If you´re lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don't change.”
― Taylor Swift

This is absolutely amazing! Please look at my work even though it isnt half as good as your :)

on Sep. 25 2011 at 8:27 pm
eternalsummer BRONZE, Jacksonville, North Carolina
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This is absolutely terrific! It really hits deep, especially now that a lot of our friends have changed for the worst in high school....

on Sep. 25 2011 at 1:34 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

That was incredible. Like, sit speechless infront of the computer for a moment thinking, "Wow" incredible. Keep writing! I love the contradictions in here between "daughter" and "woman." Beautiful work!

on Sep. 25 2011 at 12:57 pm
Norma-Bernard GOLD, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"When a door closes, somewhere out there a window opens."

That was amazing. Keep writing and please check out my work (even though it isn't as good as yours)


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