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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 Jul. 29 2011 at 6:41 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

Incredible! I'm speechless! Please, keep writing!

on Jul. 28 2011 at 2:20 am
followingnofootsteps SILVER, Orange, California
6 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."

This piece is beautiful. It has so much raw emotion behind it. Don't stop writing.

on Jul. 27 2011 at 8:46 pm
andromeda13 SILVER, Barrie, Other
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same. im speechless. truly amazing work

on Jul. 27 2011 at 2:31 pm
Angie.Hudak GOLD, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope for the best, expect the worst."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -Bob Marley

Just amazing. No better way to describe it(:

Schubster said...
on Jul. 27 2011 at 8:22 am

The Incident becomes incidents become “it happens all the time.”
Now all she knows
Is that it happens all the time.

^^ my favorite lines :D keep up the awesome work.


on Jul. 27 2011 at 12:17 am
shapeshifter56 GOLD, Cave Creek, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain."
--Unknown Author

WOW! This is such a wonderful, beautiful, fantastic poem! Keep up the great work!

on Jul. 5 2011 at 7:14 pm
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
5 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams

 that was creative!

on Jul. 5 2011 at 1:19 pm
peartree18 BRONZE, Brigthon, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Ally sits next to me in the computor lab today in bio...best day of my life

i loved the last stanza. it was my favorite

on Jul. 5 2011 at 10:55 am
ashleyX13 PLATINUM, Memphis, Tennessee
32 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've made mistakes; not one regret." Alyssa Nicolson

beautiful! i really like the second and third stanzas! keep writing!

 


on Jun. 13 2011 at 5:16 pm
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.
W.W.J.D.

The first stanza was my favorite. I think you both started and ended the poem well.

on May. 25 2011 at 2:28 pm
SuperSami97 BRONZE, Urbandale, Iowa
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This is very good.  I love how you used parallelism with the way you started your stanzas.  Maybe there is a better title that incorporates more of your actual poem.  A phrase from the last stanza could be a great title.

on May. 22 2011 at 6:19 pm
AngelAaliyah BRONZE, Statesboro, Georgia
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Woww, this is amazingg.!

kat95 said...
on May. 22 2011 at 2:48 pm

fantastic

 


on Apr. 30 2011 at 9:33 pm
Speedyloris GOLD, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken"

This is fantastic! Keep writing.

Helene BRONZE said...
on Apr. 8 2011 at 7:35 pm
Helene BRONZE, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
when you look back 30 years from now you don't look at what you were wearing but what you learned

I love how you wrote this poem it shows your true colors

daina1234 said...
on Apr. 8 2011 at 11:41 am
i really like this i think you wrote this from the heart very good

on Apr. 8 2011 at 7:38 am
laaauren PLATINUM, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"It's just that...I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is."

this was so beautiful. amazing work.

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on Mar. 20 2011 at 8:04 pm
kag1787 GOLD, Granby, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
i'd rather be hated for who i am than loved for who i'm not- kurt cobain

these violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume -Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

absolutely fantastic

on Mar. 17 2011 at 6:34 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

this made my heart ache<3 gorgeous

on Mar. 17 2011 at 2:49 pm
ripvansprinkle, West Chester, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Smash the mirrors but avoid the pieces." - B. McNally

One word. BEAUTIFUL!


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