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Wishing for Amnesia MAG

April 7, 2008
By Mona Daniella Haddad, New York, NY

Memories marred by the attempts to delete them,
She doesn’t know what really happened anymore.
The Incident becomes incidents become “it happens all the time.”
Now all she knows
Is that it happens all the time.

Denial becomes excuses becomes I’m sorrys and
“What do you want me to do?”
It’s too late. She’s already afraid.

Afraid to be pitied,
She clutches her teddy bear, swallows her tears
And allows them to read her a story.



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on Dec. 6 2011 at 7:52 pm
pencilchick GOLD, San Jose, California
14 articles 1 photo 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
The sleep of reason produces monsters -fransisco goya

Very deep!!!

on Dec. 6 2011 at 7:03 pm
shapeshifter56 GOLD, Cave Creek, Arizona
14 articles 0 photos 140 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain."
--Unknown Author

This is great and very deep. I was wondering...is it the girl's parents that she's so afraid of? Anyways, great job!

niner PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 6 2011 at 6:42 pm
niner PLATINUM, Hartville, Ohio
32 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Isn't it funny how you broke my heart, but I still love you with all the pieces?"
"It's easy to stand in a crowd, but it takes courage to stand alone"
"What would you attempt if you knew you could never fail?"

this was really impressive the way your creativity flowed!

on Nov. 17 2011 at 7:34 pm
BrownEyeGirl BRONZE, Varnville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
bite me

this poem made me cry it was very excellent but all so sad and i feel for the little girl .

on Nov. 14 2011 at 5:56 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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Amazing. it was a interesting experience the whole time reading through it

kayla said...
on Nov. 14 2011 at 9:15 am
this is sad i feel sorry for the girl!

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 23 2011 at 8:47 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

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 so good, really pretty. Anyone have some time to read my work? Please?

on Oct. 23 2011 at 4:20 pm
PoeticBliss228 BRONZE, Kettering, Ohio
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." -Kid Cudi

excellent i love it

on Oct. 23 2011 at 8:20 am
SophieG. SILVER, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
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Very thoughtful! If you could look at my poems that would be great.

on Oct. 23 2011 at 8:13 am
JamesODalaigh BRONZE, Bandon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better -Samuel Beckett.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value -Arthur Miller.

Extremely pretty. Loved your work.

 


on Oct. 1 2011 at 4:27 pm
hockeygirl174 BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
3 articles 2 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" -Steve Prefontaine

This is definitely fantastic. The sadness is felt in every line but it's intense and it properly portrays the feelings of many people. Myself being one of them. Thank you for your beautiful work. It's truly amazing

on Oct. 1 2011 at 2:19 am
jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
46 articles 18 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there was no change, there would be no butterflies.

Absolutely incredible. The transitions that you detail here are lifelike and profound. Thank you!

askingfish said...
on Sep. 9 2011 at 8:30 pm
askingfish, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Dance like there's no one watching, Love like you'll never get hurt, Sing like there's no one listening, Live like there's heaven on earth."

This is amazing!! I love the profound deepness of it. I like the picture that goes with it as well.

on Sep. 9 2011 at 1:02 pm
singingdetective SILVER, Sugar Land, Texas
9 articles 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Out of a world of laughter,
suddenly I am sad.
Day and night, it haunts me,
the kiss I never had"
--Midsummer by Syndey King Russell

"Chances lost are hope's torn up pages"-- "Chances" by Five for Fighting

WOW. VERY deep and impactful. Many people can connect to the feeling of wishing, wishing to forget something dreadful/awful. Or that evolution from "denial, excuses, acceptance, to 'where do I go now'?" Excellent job :)

on Aug. 21 2011 at 2:09 pm
xximjustmexx PLATINUM, Oak Forest, Illinois
46 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
There's no god. There's no religion. There's only life, what you do with YOUR life, who YOU let affect YOUR life. Bad things happen to everyone, you just have to learn to deal with them.

5/5 It sounds like you were writing about me. And even though I'm 13, every single night I grab my 7 year old teddy bear, and cry wishing that some things never happened or that I can forget.

Aiden PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 21 2011 at 11:56 am
Aiden PLATINUM, Vicksburg, Michigan
22 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
i am me, that's all I'll ever be.

This is soo amazing and heartfelt. Keep writing!!

on Aug. 18 2011 at 5:23 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
4 articles 5 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

Great job!

on Aug. 18 2011 at 10:51 am
Blooddrinker9755 PLATINUM, Batavia, Ohio
26 articles 7 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Tears are words the heart can't express”

I could relate...... :>

on Aug. 18 2011 at 10:14 am
RhythmAndRhyme BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva." ~~Josh Groban

So Pretty!

aveawave GOLD said...
on Aug. 18 2011 at 9:59 am
aveawave GOLD, Woolwich, New Jersey
10 articles 1 photo 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the angel you're sworn to be: spread your wings and fly" :)

Please, keep writing. You are amazing! :)


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