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Wishing for Amnesia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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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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Wallflower This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 9:32 pm:
wow i really loved this!
so much mystery and i love the incidents line it's amazing and so relateable!! if that's a word keep up the great work!
 
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kengx3 said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm:
Excellent. Wonderfully structured. Keep up the good work!
 
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Hollywog. said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm:
This poem is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Congrats - you realy have great talent. 5/5!!
<3
Love and Sunshine,
Holly
 
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CaptainFabulous. said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm:
wow i really like this
good job
makes me want to know what "happens all the time"
could you read and feedback on my stuff??
 
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sammyso3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 2:04 am:
Very emotional, makes me wonder at what the background story is. Good job!
 
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littlebluepenguin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm:
I am a sucker for children's books, and the teddy bear line made me very happy :D I also enjoyed the repetition (become/becomes, afraid, happens...).
 
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JUST_ARIELLE:( said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm:
i like this. i wish u wudda said wut had happened. like uk what the memories are of. . . but yahh its still good.
plz check out my works! :) i think u wuld like them.
 
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***Rain*** said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm:
I really like the ending of this. :)
 
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innocence said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm:
this is really good...i love the ending. =)
 
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rellik66 said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 11:35 am:
Ive felt this way so many times. I love this and hope you write more like this.
 
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simplyalone said...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm:
i can relate, to such an extent that it brings tears to my eyes.
 
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OnyxDivine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm:
its like, memories mingle with reality and then pretty soon you're so overwhelmed with what's happening, the only thing you can really do is try and ride along with the waves coming at you.
nicely done. i love how at the end she clutches her teddy bear, its like a sign of vulnerability.
love it.
 
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tayerrboo55 said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 11:57 am:
can someone help me.........what does it mean??
 
Ash_K replied...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 12:09 pm :
it means that she's been through too much! she is in so much emotional and maybe physical pain that she cant hide it anymore and that cause her to look like she needs help. she does need help but she doesnt want people to pity her. she doesn't want people to feel sorry for her. so she tells people her stories. she opens up to someone, she reveals who she really is so that someone can help her and not just say... "oh what a poor girl".
at least i think this is what it me... (more »)
 
^unshed.tears replied...
May 13, 2010 at 11:19 am :
that would make sense. and this is a good poem, so i think so . keep up the good work :)
 
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Shelby-Lyn said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 1:43 am:
im glad to dee a deep poem on a sight for teens my poems i submitted are pending approval and i hope the get published because i think they are something the audiance will enjoy. thanks for being an inspiration!
 
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Aleece said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm:
what happened to her?
 
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cass said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 7:54 pm:
wow this was amazing i loved how vague it was like it was a secret between you and yourself you are an amazing writer. keep at it <3
 
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TheNonSparklingVampire said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 4:42 pm:
I love this. It has a deep and thoughtful aura that will keep reders asking for more. Check out my stuff please!
 
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alex9426 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 4:04 pm:
i wanted to leave a comment, but i don't know what to say. it was so powerful and sad and heartbreaking. i cried after i read it.
 
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