Stolen Eraser

April 24, 2011
By myLovelyFather GOLD, Grand Rapids, Michigan
myLovelyFather GOLD, Grand Rapids, Michigan
17 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
And that's the thing about the future. It's unknown, unknowable, but before you know it, you're there.


They took away my eraser.

All of them.

Mommy, when I was 4.
Oblivious, not knowing death and it’s strength.

Daddy, when I was 8.
Barely knowing the possibility of loss.

Alex, when I was 12.
Newly exposed to the evils of the world.

Amanda, when I was 15.
Alone and scared without ignorance and youth.

Handed to loss at only 4 years old,
Scared of death at 8.
Stolen from innocence at only 12 years old,
and forced to grow up early at 15.

They took away my eraser.

All of them.

I could not erase my mistakes,
so I would not make them.
I could not erase my tears,
so I would not shed them.
I could not erase my past,
so I would not think it.
But whenever I ask, do I want an eraser?
The answer is always, I don’t need it.


The author's comments:
This is basically about what the death of a loved one can do to you, especially at a younger age. It is hard, yes, and it's okay for you to mourn, but you also learn from it. When someone you rely on is gone, you realize that you can no longer make mistakes, because no one is there to confront or comfort you. It helps you grow up, but not in a way that rushes you, in a way that shows that the people you lose in this life live on in you.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 2 comments.


on Jun. 2 2011 at 2:04 pm
myLovelyFather GOLD, Grand Rapids, Michigan
17 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
And that's the thing about the future. It's unknown, unknowable, but before you know it, you're there.

Maybe . . . . ;)

on Jun. 2 2011 at 9:43 am
Did I inspire you in this poem?


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!